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EA has created a brand-new development studio to help build the Battlefield series moving forward. Ridgeline Games is a new Seattle-based team under the EA banner, and it's been spun up to start developing a "narrative campaign set in the Battlefield universe". Here's what the studio's game director and ex-Halo dev, Marcus Lehto, had to say about the project:

"It is a great honor to have the opportunity to collaborate with DICE and Ripple Effect and lead the charge on expanding the narrative, storytelling and character development opportunities in the Battlefield series."

Lehto isn't the only famous name now behind EA's Battlefield series either. Respawn Entertainment founder Vince Zampella is now the overarching head of Battlefield, and he's chimed in on the new EA startup as well.

"We’re continuing to invest in the future of the franchise by bringing in new talent and perspectives [...] With Marcus and his team at Ridgeline Games joining the world-class global team we have already in place, Battlefield is in the strongest position to succeed."

DICE's latest series entry, Battlefield 2042, famously skipped a narrative campaign of any kind in favour of focusing on the series' signature multiplayer action. Going forward, it looks like story campaigns will be a big part of the Battlefield franchise.

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