Battlefield's Head Of Design Is Moving On From DICE Following 2042's Launch
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Yesterday, we heard how DICE would be supporting Battlefield 2042 with "years" worth of updates.

One individual who won't be involved in this process though is the company's now-former head of design. In an email, obtained by our friends over at VGC, Fawzi Mesmar - who looked after the Battlefield and Star Wars: Battlefront series' - has announced his departure.

As explained by VGC, his role saw him lead DICE's design team of over 80 creative directors, game designers "and more" since 2019. He worked on games like the latest Battlefield release, Battlefront II and BFV.

After being made an offer he "couldn't refuse" at another company, Mesmar notes how he's been discussing succession plans with the studio's GM for some time now. And he chose to hold off on the announcement in order to put BF2042's launch first:

“While Oskar [Gabrielson, studio GM] and myself have been discussing my succession plans for some time – and it will be announced in due course – we opted to delay this communication till after launch to keep the focus – rightfully so – on the game we’ve been putting a monumental amount of effort on.”

His last day is later this month on 26th November and his next position will apparently be based in Stockholm. An EA representative has also confirmed this information.

This latest news follows a bumpy launch - with DICE promising to make things right following negative fan feedback.

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