EA Unveils Ridgeline Games as the New Battlefield Studio
The new Battlefield studio Ridgeline Games, headed by Marcus Lehto, a co-creator of Halo, has been formally unveiled by Electronic Arts.
We're all in on the future of Battlefield! We're continuing to support #BF2042, and welcome our new studio, @RidgelineGames, who will be focusing on a narrative campaign.
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— Battlefield (@Battlefield) September 8, 2022
The Seattle-based company was founded in October last year and has begun hiring for its upcoming first project, “a narrative campaign in the Battlefield universe.”
Lehto, Game Director and head of Ridgeline Games, commented on the collaboration, saying:
“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,”
Vince Zampella, Respawn founder and head of the Battlefield franchise, expressed his thoughts, exclaiming:
“We’re continuing to invest in the future of the franchise by bringing in new talent and perspectives. With Marcus and his team at Ridgeline Games joining the world-class global team we have already in place, Battlefield is in the strongest position to succeed.
A “connected Battlefield world” and significant modifications to the franchise’s development methodology were both revealed by EA in December. As part of these plans, Respawn and Infinity Ward co-founder Vince Zampella assumed a new position as the director of the whole Battlefield series. At the same time, Oscar Gabrielson, the former general manager of DICE, officially departed EA.
The launch of Ridgeline Games is noteworthy since the most recent instalment, Battlefield 2042, lacked a single-player campaign. We hope it will make a comeback as a mainstay in future games. Battlefield 2042 has generally had problems since its release last year. In addition to being criticised for lacking a storyline, the game’s multiplayer aspects no longer get maintenance.
It is anticipated that the Battlefield series would come around from its downfall under Ridgeline Games. The lack of multiplayer content and other factors affecting the player base may make the partnership seem like a solution.