A year and a half after the Battlefield 2042 fiasco, Electronic Arts is (finally) starting to talk about the future of the license. Just a few hours ago, the American publisher announced the creation of Ridgeline Games, a video game studio located in Seattle, led by Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo, and made up of industry veterans from around the world entire. In the same press release, EA confirmed the development “of a narrative campaign set in the Battlefield universe”.
Battlefield is back
More than 20 months after the release of the previous game, and four months after the bad idea to try to revive the latter, Electronic Arts confirms the development “of a narrative campaign taking place in the universe of Battlefield”. The terms are quite vague, we don’t really know if the American firm is talking about a new project, mainly solo, with a narrative orientation. Or if it is a multiplayer title, mixing narrative phases. Or, if it’s a DLC or a narrative single-player spin-off of Battlefield 2042. Either way, there’s definitely something going on from Ridgeline Games, the new game studio. EA.
Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo, the director of Ridgeline Games and Game Director of this Battlefield project is very enthusiastic: “It’s a great honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with DICE and Ripple Effect and lead the charge in expanding storytelling, story, and character development opportunities in the Battlefield series.”. According to these first statements, we can deduce that it would be a new game that could focus on emblematic characters of the Battlefield saga.
For now, we’ll have to make do with that. We have no more details, no release date or period is mentioned. Similarly, Electronic Arts has not addressed the platforms on which this new Battlefield experience could arrive.