Former Battlefield 4 producer David Sirland is back at DICE to lead Battlefield.
announced the return twitterthe former Battlefield producer has revealed that he will lead the franchise after the tumultuous launch of Battlefield 2042.
“Well, hello to the Battlefield community. I’m back!” he said. “This time it’s something completely different (in a good way). We want the future of Battlefield to be brighter and better than ever!”
(1/2) Hello again @battlefield Community – We’re back! This time around, things are going to be very different (in a good way). I want the future of Battlefield to be brighter and better than ever!
— David Surland (@tiggr_) December 8, 2022
Sirland is best known for producing Battlefield 4, but the franchise already has a long history.
He started with Battlefield 2 in 2005 and worked on Battlefield: Bad Company. After leaving the company to pursue other projects, he returned with Battlefield 4, then produced Battlefield 1 and Battlefield V.
What does his new role as head of the franchise entail? We’ll see… eventually.
“More information about what that actually means will leak out over time,” he added. I’m going to lean in and defend the game you want to play! See you on the battlefield!”
EA is working to improve Battlefield 2042, but many players have pointed to the lack of features promised before the game’s launch, making it one of the lowest-rated games on Steam. Earlier this year, the game was less popular on Steam than Battlefield 1, 4, and V.
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Nonetheless, Sirland praises the 2042 team for improving the game since launch.
“The 2042 team should get a lot of kudos for the state of the game today!” he said. “There were so many things that cheered me up. I want to do it!”
Clearly, Sirland’s return is a turning point for DICE, sending a clear message that the studio wants to regain the trust of Battlefield fans. What happens next for the franchise and Saarand remains to be seen.
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