Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella is getting an even bigger position inside DICE and can now change into the general head of the Battlefield franchise. In line with Gamespot, the shake round has come after their Vice President and Normal Supervisor Oskar Gabrielson determined he might be leaving DICE and EA for a “new journey”. One of many issues he goals to do is to create a “related Battlefield Universe” with a number of interconnected tasks.
Battlefield 2042 will “proceed to evolve and develop” as a part of this new related universe. In the long run, Ripple Impact, the studio behind the Battlefield Portal, is presently engaged on a brand new expertise throughout the 2042 universe. Halo designer Marcus Lehto can also be placing collectively a brand new improvement group in Seattle to deal with narrative, storytelling, and character improvement throughout the Battlefield universe, particularly after 2042 garnered lots of criticism for launching and not using a marketing campaign. For now, each groups will work on increasing upon Battlefield 2042 with content material that isn’t anticipated to seem till the sport’s later seasons. In the meantime, the sport’s newest patch arrived right now, including new Portal options and a plethora of bug fixes and different enhancements.
Particulars on the universe and its new tasks are scarce for now, however Zampella did clarify a little bit extra:
We intend to construct a Battlefield universe, one with a number of tasks which are interconnected with the participant on the heart. We plan to develop Battlefield and meet gamers the place they play by way of numerous experiences and enterprise fashions, together with our upcoming Battlefield Cell coming in 2022 from Alex Seropian and Industrial Toys.
On this universe, the world is interconnected with shared characters and narrative. This universe can also be constructed with our group as we harness the facility of Portal and consumer generated content material that places creativity within the palms of our gamers.
The brand new universe suits into the concept everybody “ought to take into consideration Battlefield as a service“, one thing Digital Arts CEO Andrew Wilson advised buyers again in August. The purpose then was to launch a brand new Battlefield sport each two years and it stays to be seen if the brand new universe nonetheless suits into that ultimate.[Source Gamespot (1, 2)]