Electronic Arts has announced Ridgeline Games, a newly established studio based in Kirkland, Washington made up of industry veterans including Halo series co-creator Marcus Lehto who’ll be leading the studio. The studio will reportedly be focused on developing a new “narrative campaign set in the Battlefield universe.”
Ridgeline Games game director and head Marcus Lehto commented on the news in a press release, 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”
Respawn Entertainment founder and Battlefield franchise head Vince Zampella:
“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.”
The full details via EA can be seen below:
Ridgeline Games is focused on building a diverse studio where everyone’s voice is valued and where creating a strong work-life balance is a priority. Located in beautiful Kirkland, Washington, the breathtaking views from the mountains are a strong influence on the studio’s mission – where cresting the ridgeline is a reminder of the work we do to reach the top and how we strive for that beauty in all we do.
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.