In brief: Fawzi Mesmar, DICE’s head of design who was part of the Battlefield and Star Wars: Battlefront franchises, is leaving the company in the wake of Battlefield 2042’s disastrous launch, though he says the move has been planned for a long time. VGC reports that Mesmar announced his departure to staff in an email revealing he had been planning to leave DICE for another company following the release of Battlefront 2042. “It was an absolute pleasure to serve on the best design teams in the galaxy,” Mesmar wrote in his message. “The incredible design work that you do continues to inspire me every day. Thank you for putting some faith in me, I hope I didn’t disappoint.” “I have been made an offer I couldn’t refuse at another company that has been kind enough to wait for me until we have shipped [Battlefield 2042]. It was super important to me to be here with the team as we achieve this historical milestone.” Mesmar had previously been the studio director, production & game design at Candy Crush maker King before taking up a position as DICE’s head of design in September 2019, where he worked on the likes of Star… Read full this story
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