EA’s new studio is headed by Halo veteran
EA is setting up a new development studio in Seattle, Washington helmed by none other than Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto, who used to serve as creative director at Bungie.
Lehto acted as art director on Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 as well as Halo 3, and recently headed V1 Interactive as co-founder, president, and game director until the studio closed following the failure of its first game, Disintegration.
- Marcus Lehto will be game director at the new studio
- It’s an “entirely new studio” focused on FPS titles
- Name and exact location of the studio is yet to be revealed
First-person: “I’m very excited to announce that I’ve joined @EA as a Game Director, building a new studio in the Seattle area working on first-person games,” Lehto tweeted.
New studios: Former Monolith vice president Kevin Stephens also opened a new EA studio in Seattle earlier this year, which will harness his experience working on the popular Shadow of Mordor series to make new open-world action adventures.