April 12, 2024

Halo co-creator and Battlefield sport director Marcus Letho has left EA.

Letho – who had been heading up Seattle-based Ridgeline Video games, an EA studio devoted to the Battlefield franchise – has seemingly scrubbed all mentions of Battlefield and EA from their social media bio, in addition to up to date their LinkedIn to state they’ve now left EA.

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As noticed by “Battlefield connoisseur” DANNYonPC and Insider Gaming, Ridgeline Video games at present has no job openings on its careers website, and Ridgeline’s co-founder and artwork director, Chris Matthews, additionally left the studio in January 2024 to hitch Future developer Bungie as studio artwork director.

Lehto has not formally introduced their departure nor commented on their subsequent steps, however their exit has Battlefield followers questioning about the way forward for the shooter franchise. Lehto was broadly thought to have been introduced on to information the sequence following Battlefield 2042’s lacklustre efficiency. Equally, EA has not formally commented on Lehto’s departure, both.

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“For all its breadth and scope, Battlefield 2042 seems like probably the most muddled, compromised and confused entry within the sequence but – a extra existential downside than confronted by the likes of Battlefield 4 by way of its equally troubled launch,” the Eurogamer-editor-formerly-known-as-Martin wrote of Battlefield 2042 again in 2021.

“There’s an opportunity, although, that DICE can do what it is confirmed to take action properly previously, with Battlefield 4 after which Battlefront 2 which confronted controversies of its personal. In Battlefield 2042 there are sufficient moments of that previous magic – matched by some good if unrefined new concepts – to counsel that, with a little bit of finessing and focus, it would but have a promising future.”