Electronic Arts has made a series of announcements about the future of its Battlefield series, including the departure of a veteran developer, the name of a new studio, and a tease for the next Battlefield projects.
To begin with, EA said it wants Battlefield fans to know that EA is “all-in on Battlefield.” The company said it believes Battlefield is among the best FPS franchises in the world, and while Battlefield 2042 has faced numerous criticisms, EA isn’t giving up. In fact, the company is reiterating its previously announced plans for a “global effort” across multiple studios, to help create a “connected Battlefield universe” for years to come.
The leadership for Battlefield going forward includes former Call of Duty boss Byron Beede and Vince Zampella (another former Call of Duty boss who later transitioned to EA) at the top, leading the overall direction of the franchise. Rebecka Coutaz will head up the Swedish studio DICE, with Christian Grass leading the studio at Ripple Effect. Alex Seropian, who co-created Halo, will remain the boss at Battlefield Mobile studio Industrial Toys.