EA’s Battlefield series will seemingly return to including single player campaigns, according to a new job listing at the publisher’s Seattle-based studio.
While we already knew that Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto was leading a Battlefield universe project at the Seattle studio, the job listing for a design director specifically mentions the creation of “a new Battlefield campaign”.
As reported by VGC, the design director will be responsible for “creating a best-in-class single player campaign experience” with a “player-first mentality, motivated by a passionate aim to understand and serve the players who are engaged with the game”. The ideal candidate must have a “passion and understanding of single player campaigns and how to innovate within that space.”
Battlefield 2042 – the latest game in the series that has had a fairly turbulent post-release period – didn’t feature a campaign at all, while other recent entries such as Battlefield V have opted for shorter single player portions or multiplayer-blended campaigns.
The job listing therefore suggests that EA will be backtracking on this somewhat, though it is still unclear exactly what this new project will entail. According to the job listing, the Seattle studio, which was only founded in late 2021, “is focused on building rich, exciting stories with memorable characters and powerful experiences all in the Battlefield universe.”
This matches sentiments from Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella in December that EA is now looking to create a “connected Battlefield universe” that explores different routes and business models – perhaps one of which is a dedicated single player project.
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