Halo is one of the most recognisable first person shooter franchises out there, and one of its co-creators has now launched a new studio with Electronic Arts, specifically focusing on developing FPS games. There’s no details on what their first project is, nor what the new studio is called, but more information is coming soon.
Marcus Lehto was Art Director and co-creator of the Halo series back in the original days for the first 3 games, and now they’re working as Game Director under the new studio: “Hey everyone, 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. I can’t wait to share more about what we’re creating!” he said in a statement online.
“We’re opening another new studio near Seattle that is part of the EA Studios organization, reporting into Vince Zampella’s organization,” said an EA spokesperson. “Marcus Lehto will be the studio’s game director, focused on developing first-person shooters. We’ll share additional details on its future at a later date.”
It’s an odd move given that Lehto’s latest venture didn’t exactly go very well. After establishing V1 Interactive in 2014, their first and only game wasDisintegration, which unfortunately was met with poor reception and the studio eventually shut down not long after. Hopefully whatever Lehto is working on this time will get better reception from fans.
What do you think? What could Lehto be working on at EA? Do you think it will be another sci-fi shooter? Another odd hybrid of genres? Let us know your thoughts!