Two Battlefield veterans and long-time DICE workers have introduced their departure from the studio amid recently-announced management adjustments.
Multiplayer producer David Sirland and Artwork Director Jhony Ljungstedt individually introduced their departures after 11 and 12 years of service, respectively. Whereas Ljungstedt’s announcement got here on his final day forward of the weekend, Sirland penned a prolonged word on Reddit a few days in the past, the place he revealed that his final day might be March third.
Digital Arts has been largely mum in regards to the management adjustments it has deliberate however did reveal that DICE LA will endure rebranding underneath the management of Respawn Leisure’s Vince Zampella. The following Battlefield continues to be deliberate for launch between April 2021 and March 2022 however it doesn’t appear to be Zampella might be concerned in its manufacturing.
MP1st noticed some attention-grabbing feedback from Sirland on Reddit, the place he indicated that he’ll share his ideas on Battlefield‘s points and challenges sooner or later. A minimum of certainly one of his feedback suggest that he didn’t have a lot management over Battlefield V‘s course. The sport has been repeatedly criticized for its lackluster launch and multiplayer-related points.
“If issues had been fully as much as me, they might absolutely be totally different,” Sirland stated in response to a Redditor who chastised him for selecting to depart the studio earlier than fixing the sport’s stability. When one other Redditor requested Sirland if he’d be keen to share his opinion in regards to the dealing with of Battlefield V‘s points, he stated, “Finally, sure. It’s all the time attention-grabbing to provide some nuance to the blacks and whites of the web.”
It’s secure to say that Sirland isn’t in a position to say a lot whereas he’s nonetheless a DICE worker. That stated, he turned down requests to debate the upcoming Battlefield now or sooner or later as a result of he’s aware of the knowledge.
[Source: LinkedIn via ResetEra, Reddit via MP1st]