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DICE’s Fawzi Mesmar is leaving the studio after appearing as head of design since 2019, in response to studies. Mesmar’s exit comes shortly after the launch of Battlefield 2042, which has acquired blended to adverse reception from followers as a result of litany of points plaguing the shooter.
In accordance with VGC, Mesmar despatched an electronic mail to workers someday this week asserting his departure. Mesmar mentions that he’s accepted a suggestion at “one other firm” that’s allowed him to ship Battlefield 2042 earlier than coming aboard. The e-mail additionally reads partly, “Whereas Oskar [Gabrielson, studio GM] and myself have been discussing my succession plans for a while – and will probably be introduced in the end – we opted to delay this communication until after launch to maintain the main focus – rightfully so – on the sport we’ve been placing a monumental quantity of effort on.”
The correspondence implies that Mesmar has been planning to go away the corporate for a while and has been discussing this transfer with senior workers, that means his departure has nothing to do with the launch and poor reception of Battlefield 2042. VGC notes that Mesmar will formally exit the corporate on November 26, and his upcoming function will nonetheless be based mostly in Stockholm, Sweden.
Journalist Tom Henderson additionally talked about on Twitter in the present day that DICE is within the midst of a large hiring spherical, and that we should always “count on departures and so on.” to start popping up this week. Henderson clarifies, “They’re hiring lots of new folks below DICE and never making one other DICE studio.”