Lars Gustavsson, creative director of the Battlefield series, is leaving DICE after more than 20 years working on the game.
We learned about the news in a new blog post detailing the future of the Battlefield series. Titled “All in on Battlefield – Ridgeline developing next campaign”, the post updated us on whats next for the franchise. That includes the departure of its longtime creative director.
The post states “Battlefield has been a staple of this industry and as the industry shifts, we’re looking to expand the series into something even more extraordinary by embracing a global mindset and the vision of our leadership team. As we build for the future of Battlefield, we must remember to thank those who got us here.”
“Creative Director Lars Gustavsson, who has been with the franchise since the beginning and is affectionately known as Mr Battlefield, has decided he is ready for a new adventure. We would like to thank him for his invaluable experience, expertise, and friendship for all these years.”
Lars dedicated a large part of his life to working on Battlefield, and was a driving force behind many of the entries in the series. He was there for the release of Battlefield 1942 all the way back in 2002. He’ll now be making way for new creators at DICE, Ripple Effect, Ridgeline Games and Industrial Toys.
Ridgeline, the new studio led by ex-Halo developer Marcus Lehto, is working on a new Battlefield campaign. Lehto will help develop a narrative campaign set in the Battlefield universe. It aims to engage fans in “new and exciting ways” while staying true to the classic elements we all love.
Despite heavy criticism of the newest game, Battlefield 2042, some feel DICE are turning things around. The future of Battlefield may not be looking quite as bleak as it did after 2042’s launch.
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