Marcus Lehto Announces Departure From Battlefield

Following the weekend’s news that Marcus Lehto removed his association with Battlefield on social media, he has taken to Twitter to announce his departure.

Lehto said, “Yes, I left EA on my own accord. This was very a tough decision for me to make. I want to thank the Battlefield community for allowing me to listen to you while I was able. Your feedback will help make Battlefield stronger. I wish the teams at EA all the best moving forward.”

He continued, “In the meantime, I will be taking time away from games to see what, if anything, I want to do next.”

Lehto joined EA following the launch of Battlefield 2042 in a major restructuring for the franchise, where he was building a new development team in Seattle focused on injecting more storytelling into the Battlefield universe. Several months after his official announcement, it was confirmed that Lehto was to be the Creative Director of a new studio named Ridgeline Games.

Insider Gaming offered the opportunity for EA to comment multiple times on Lehto’s departure but has not had a response.

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