Halo Co-Creator to Lead a New EA Studio in Seattle

The team will be creating first-person games.

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Electronic Arts launches a new office in Seattle that will be managed by Marcus Lehto, former creative director at Bungie. Lehto previously co-created the Halo series and worked as art director on the original Halo, plus Halo 2 and Halo 3.

He also worked as president and game director at V1 Interactive, the studio that closed down earlier this year. The new team will focus on developing first-person games.

"I'm very excited to announce that I've joined Electronic Arts as a game director, building a new studio in the Seattle area working on first-person games," Lehto said. "I can't wait to share more about what we're creating!"

EA has also recently launched another studio in the same area, led by former Monolith VP Kevin Stephens, now working on an open-world, action-adventure game.

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