For Battlefield, the game series is taking a new turn with the recently released Battlefield 2042. In one aspect, he game is going truly multiplayer with no single-player story campaign accompanied with the full release – a decision many avid player believe was inevitable. Additionally, there is Battlefield Portal: a new program fueled by the community which bridges the classic Battlefield titles into one experience.
From our review for Battlefield 2042, our critic shares “Battlefield 2042 has elements of a good game, while Portal mode is an excellent new addition to the series.” David Rodriguez adds, “The most fun I’ve had in 2042 has been in Portal mode playing Bad Company 2 rules and maps. I just wish the actual new game that is on the same disc was half as entertaining as the classics,” dishing out an 8.5/10 score.
From GameSpot, a new report went out revealing that leadership is shifting over at DICE. In that, General Manager Oskar Gabrielson is leaving his role at the developer. And with him now out the door, the piece goes on to reveal that Respawn Entertainment founder Vince Zampella is now overlooking the Battlefield IP.
Zampella while already involved deeply with Respawn Entertainment is also managing Ripple Effect Studios which is involved with Battlefield Portal. Additionally, the story goes on to share that EA Seattle’s Marcus Lehto is also involved with Battlefield. The report explains that the former Halo designer is creating more storytelling elements for the franchise.
The project involving EA Seattle is said to be a separate collaboration with Ripple Effect Studios as Lehto has previously stated to be working on a first-person endeavor for the Northwest division. The announcement comes at a coincidental time with Lehto’s involvement as Halo Infinite is just on the horizon of release.
Like many are already aware, the newest entry of the series already shipped its multiplayer – in beta for that is. However, the game did surpass active concurrent players on Steam by roughly three-fold compared to Battlefield 2042. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you surprised by the report for DICE’s management?