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EA Opens New Studio in Seattle Led by Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto

EA Opens New Studio in Seattle Led by Halo Co-Creator Marcus Lehto - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 October 2021 / 814 Views

Electronic Arts announced it has opened up a new studio in Seattle led by the former creative director at Bungie Marcus Lehto, who is best known for co-creating the Halo franchise. He was the art director on the original Halo, Halo 2, and Halo 3.

The new Electronic Arts studio has yet to be named, however, we do know it will develop first-person games and report to Vince Zampella's organization.

"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," said Lehto via Twitter. "I can’t wait to share more about what we’re creating!"


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
gtotheunit91 (on 19 October 2021)

His last studio didn't fare very well with their only title, Disintegration, so I'm not keeping my hopes too high on what they're working on. But at the same time, whatever he pitched to EA, they bit, so it may end up being something enticing.

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Jumpin (on 20 October 2021)

How long before they close it down?
(You know, because they’re EA)

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DonFerrari (on 19 October 2021)

Good luck for both. Maybe a good game will come out of it.

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