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author: Jacob Blazewicz

Battlefield Loses Lars Gustavsson Leaves After 22 Years

Lars „Mr. Battlefield” Gustavsson is done with Battlefield. The series' creative director is parting ways with DICE after more than 20 years.

Source: the official website of EA DICE.

Lars Gustavsson is another veteran of Battlefield who is leaving EA's DICE. The creative director of the series, also known as "Mr. Battlefield", said goodbye to the team after 22 years of working on virtually every installment of the series to "seek a new adventure."

The information was provided by Byron Beede, the series' general manager, though in a post on the brand's official website he did not reveal anything more. He only mentioned that after Gustavsson, the care of the series was taken over - in addition to himself - by Vince Zampella (head of Respawn Entertainment), Rebecka Coutaz (CEO of DICE), Christian Grass (president of Ripple Effect Studios, formerly known as EA DICE LA), Alex Seropian (CEO of Industrial Toys) and the newly appointed Ridgeline Games team, which will be responsible for the story layer of the series.

Mr. Battlefield followed in the footsteps of Fawzi Mesmar, who parted ways with DICE in November 2021, which, it was assured, was unrelated to the not-so-successful release of Battlefield 2042. Currently, the game is entering its second season, and with it come a lot of changes (although whether it's enough for the disappointed fans of the series, we do not know).

Jacob Blazewicz

Jacob Blazewicz

Graduated with a master's degree in Polish Studies from the University of Warsaw with a thesis dedicated to this very subject. Started his adventure with in 2015, writing in the Newsroom and later also in the film and technology sections (also contributed to the Encyclopedia). Interested in video games (and not only video games) for years. He began with platform games and, to this day, remains a big fan of them (including Metroidvania). Also shows interest in card games (including paper), fighting games, soulslikes, and basically everything about games as such. Marvels at pixelated characters from games dating back to the time of the Game Boy (if not older).


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