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EA government Patrick Söderlund broadcasts departure

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EA and DICE government Patrick Söderlund is leaving the corporate after practically 20 years.

The announcement was made by EA CEO Andrew Wilson, who wrote a press release concerning Söderlund’s departure, which was shared with employees after which on the official EA web site. 

Based on Wilson’s announcement, Söderlund will go away the corporate later this 12 months to “start a brand new chapter”. Nevertheless, neither Wilson nor Söderlund have revealed what this can entail. 

Who’s Patrick Söderlund?

Söderlund is the Chief Design Officer of EA, which means he’s in control of the group’s design initiatives. He’s served virtually 20 years on the firm, with roles together with CEO of DICE (the studio behind the Battlefield sequence) and the Govt Vice President Of Worldwide Studios at EA. As well as, he oversaw improvement of the Frostbite Engine, which is now normal use for DICE titles.

It’s been a rocky 12 months for Söderlund, who has taken the brunt of the loot field controversy surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2, leading to him admitting EA “acquired it improper” with microtransactions and vowing that the writer would be taught from its errors. 

What does this imply for EA?

EA is shuffling round a few of its groups, however no main adjustments have been introduced as of but. Saying Söderlund’s departure, Wilson pledged that EA will “lean into the expertise and experience” of its workforce and work on making creativity at Digital Arts “a central component” of the corporate’s technique. 

EA hasn’t introduced who will substitute Söderlund however, going by the announcement it appears he’ll see out a three-month transition interval earlier than departing utterly.