Halo co-creator to run new studio for EA focused on ‘first-person games’
Halo co-creator and former art director Marcus Lehto will lead a new studio that Electronic Arts is opening in Seattle.
According to an announcement on LinkedIn (via GamesIndustry.biz), Lehto stated that this new EA studio will focus on “first-person games.”
Lehto has a long history in developing first-person shooters. In addition to the Halo series, Lehto also acted as president and game director at the now-defunct V1 Interactive, which developed Disintegration. That game mixed first-person shooter gameplay with real-time strategy elements. It likewise received mixed critical and fan reception.
Like EA’s other FPS studios, Lehto’s will report to Respawn founder Vince Zampella. The new Seattle studio will join Apex Legends‘ Respawn, Battlefield developer DICE, and Ripple Effect Studios (formerly DICE LA) in creating first-person games for EA.
Image: Halo 3, Xbox Game Studios
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