Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella is getting a much bigger position inside DICE and can now turn into the general head of the Battlefield franchise. In keeping with Gamespot, the shake round has come after their Vice President and Normal Supervisor Oskar Gabrielson determined he will probably be leaving DICE and EA for a “new journey”. One of many issues he goals to do is to create a “linked Battlefield Universe” with a number of interconnected initiatives.
Battlefield 2042 will “proceed to evolve and develop” as a part of this new linked universe. In the long run, Ripple Impact, the studio behind the Battlefield Portal, is at the moment engaged on a brand new expertise throughout the 2042 universe. Halo designer Marcus Lehto can be placing collectively a brand new growth staff in Seattle to concentrate on narrative, storytelling, and character growth throughout the Battlefield universe, particularly after 2042 garnered plenty of criticism for launching with no marketing campaign. For now, each groups will work on increasing upon Battlefield 2042 with content material that isn’t anticipated to look till the sport’s later seasons. In the meantime, the game’s latest patch arrived in the present day, including new Portal options and a plethora of bug fixes and different enhancements.
Particulars on the universe and its new initiatives are scarce for now, however Zampella did clarify a bit extra:
We intend to construct a Battlefield universe, one with a number of initiatives which can be interconnected with the participant on the middle. We plan to develop Battlefield and meet gamers the place they play by means of varied experiences and enterprise fashions, together with our upcoming Battlefield Cellular coming in 2022 from Alex Seropian and Industrial Toys.
On this universe, the world is interconnected with shared characters and narrative. This universe can be constructed with our neighborhood as we harness the facility of Portal and consumer generated content material that places creativity within the fingers of our gamers.
The brand new universe suits into the concept everybody “should think about Battlefield as a service“, one thing Digital Arts CEO Andrew Wilson instructed buyers again in August. The goal 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 perfect.