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Halo's Co-Creator: "I Don't Have Anything Positive to Say about EA"

Marcus Lehto left the company in February.

Image credit: DICE, EA | Battlefield 2042

Marcus Lehto, the co-creator of Halo, left EA and Ridgeline Games last month. There, he was working on a narrative campaign set in the Battlefield universe.

Later, he explained that he doesn't share much on X/Twitter because EA left a negative impression on him:

"Not been saying much here since I don’t have anything positive to say about EA, my recent departure, and how so many, including my team, are suffering due to the industry sweeping layoffs."

Soon after Lehto's departure, EA announced its decision to lay off about 5% of its workforce, closing several offices and discontinuing support for some service games. Ridgeline Games was also closed and some developers went to Ripple Effect to make the upcoming Battlefield title with DICE and Criterion.

Reports say the next Battlefield will go back to its roots bringing back 64-player matches, the 4-class system, and overhauled destruction systems. It takes place around 2025-2030 and focuses on modern military technology.

As for Lehto, he is still contemplating what he wants to do next. Leaving EA was "tough" and he is grateful to the Battlefield community for its feedback.

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