Battlefield has seen better days. While many lauds the previous games set in the EA-published and DICE-developed FPS, the recent entry was anything but good. With Battlefield 2042 ditching single-player for multiplayer-focused gameplay, the fanbase naturally got upset as the series has given birth to memorable single-player experiences.
While DICE and Ripple Effect are focused on ensuring that Battlefield 2042’s fixed, seemingly a new studio took it upon themselves to provide the single-player experience the title’s known for.
A few days back, Electronic Arts revealed Ridgeline Games, a new studio. The Seattle-based studio established itself in October 2022. To this date, they have been staffing up for their debut project, which will be a new narrative campaign. This campaign will take part in the Battlefield universe.
The studio is led by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, who spoke a bit about the announcement. “It is a great honour 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,” Leto said. He is also the game director at Ridgeline Games.
This announcement might coincide with EA’s intentions of creating a connected Battlefield universe they talked about last year. Additionally, DICE’s GM Oscar Gabrielson left EA, with Vince Zampella of Respawn Entertainment taking over a role to oversee the entire Battlefield franchise.
Zampella also spoke a bit about the announcement. “We’re continuing to invest in the future of the franchise by bringing in new talent and perspectives,” he said. “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.”
Ridgeline Games is yet to reveal its title. However, we should hear something from them and EA about the title soon.