EA DICE Joins Ridgeline to Create Single-Player Battlefield
EA DICE abandoned any kind of single-player campaign with the launch of Battlefield 2042 in 2021, and it was a decision that was mourned by fans the world over. For years, Battlefield’s single-player campaigns have stunned fans, offering up cinematic experiences like no other, but with Battlefield 2042, there was simply nothing there.
Now, according to reports, EA DICE is fleshing out a new single-player-focused team that’ll work hand-in-hand with Seattle-based Ridgeline Games to create an entirely new campaign-driven experience for the Battlefield franchise.
Could this be a return to form for Battlefield?
There’s a New Battlefield Campaign on the Horizon
For a while, it seemed as though EA DICE had effectively laid to rest the Battlefield franchise, given how awful a reception Battlefield 2042 received in 2021. There were no meaningful updates or changes made for quite a while, but now, it seems that the game is both picking up pace and drawing in more players than ever before.
Now, it has been suggested that EA DICE intends to propel Battlefield back into the limelight with a refreshed effort to create an all-new single-player experience. It won’t be working on the project alone though – as reported by GamesIndustry.biz, EA DICE will be backing up Ridgeline Games, the Seattle-based studio that was confirmed to be working on a new Battlefield experience last year.
There’s also work being carried out on the Battlefield franchise by Ripple Effect and Industrial Toys, all of which are EA-backed studios, so it’s certainly all hands on deck at present.
That’s a theme that was mirrored in a statement provided by EA DICE’s General Manager, Rebecka Coutaz:
Our decision to build out our single-player team here at DICE is a proactive approach that arms our global teams with the resources they need early on as we look ahead to the next Battlefield experience … Now, we are able to expand opportunities and benefit from new talent that will help Ridgeline write the next chapter for the franchise.
It was just weeks ago that a massive shake-up occurred within EA, with Battlefield Mobile being cancelled, alongside Apex Legends Mobile. With a streamlining taking place, there’s a keen expectation from the Battlefield community that a keen focus will be aimed at producing a title that’s nothing short of a redemption for the franchise.