Touched but not flowing after the disintegration failure that caused the closure of his independent studio V1 interactive last March, the veteran Marcus Lehto will bounce under the flag of Electronic Arts, history of coming back in the heat of the action with More economic guarantees. The proof that he was not too late for Lehto.
In the message published on his Twitter account, the former Bungie frame announces that it will occupy the role of director in a new studio under construction in the Seattle, Studio area that will have to make games. The first person under the direction of another specialist of the genre, the already well occupied Vince Zampella.
Artistic Director on Halo: Combat Evolved , Halo 2 and Halo 3 , Marcus Lehto had left Bungie in 2012 during the design of Destiny . His name had resurfaced at the announcement of disintegration , the first (and last game) of his independent studio V1 interactive. Despite the support of Private Division, this mixture of FPS and strategy will fail and will result in the studio in its fall.
Note that the studio still unnamed by Marcus Lehto is different from the other studio of Seattle announced last May by Electronic Arts. This one will be led by Kevin Stephens, former Vice President of Monolith Productions that focuses on his own specialty, namely open-world adventure games.