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In a recent Press release, EA announced the creation of Ridgeline Games, a new studio. The studio will be led by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto and will consist of other industry veterans. Currently, the studio is focused on creating a narrative game set in the Battlefield universe.
The following details have been shared in the aforementioned EA press release.
“It is a great honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with DICE and Ripple Effect and lead the charge on expanding the narrative, storytelling, and character development opportunities in the Battlefield series,” says Lehto, who is also the Game Director at Ridgeline Games.
The press release also states,
''With their ambition, passion, and years of experience across many of the best titles in the games industry, Marcus and team are excited to tell stories and take players on incredible adventures that are only possible within the Battlefield universe.''
With the creation of Ridgeline Games, it seems that EA is once again focusing on creating a new Battlefield. The latest game in the series, Battlefield 2042, had received mostly negative reviews upon launch. This was the first game in the series not to feature a single-player campaign. Many people were unhappy because the game was not polished enough and had many bugs. They also complained that the game lacked key features from previous Battlefield titles.
However, with season 1 of the game, many fixes and changes were made to the game. More notable changes, including map changes and specialist classification, are also expected in the coming seasons.
At this point, it looks like EA is putting everything into making Battlefield thrive with the creation of this new studio. With the addition of Ridgeline to its line of studios dedicated to Battlefield, we can certainly expect much more original and innovative titles. Ridgeline Games is also currently hiring for a variety of positions.
What do you think about this news? Do you think the addition of Ridgeline Games will be good for Battlefield’s future? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!