Shortly before the unveiling of the next Battlefield, a particularly interesting fact became public: EA is poaching at the competition and has now hired a former general manager of its big competitor Call of Duty.
Once there was the big duel between the shooter greats Battlefield and Call of Duty every fall, EA has meanwhile deviated from an annual Battlefield release and only brings new parts at longer intervals. This year it’s that time again: The new Battlefield 6 will be presented shortly.
A message in advance is particularly interesting: EA has poached the competition and has now secured the services of Byron Beede. The veteran within the games industry previously earned his bread and butter at Activision, where he was once responsible as general manager for the large competitor brand Call of Duty.
At EA he has now been appointed General Manager and SVP of the Battlefield series and should now lead it into a successful future. In addition to Call of Duty, he has another high-ranking title in his vita with Destiny. His experience with live services in earlier titles should also come into play again in the future at Battlefield.
In the future, Beede will report directly to Respawn founder Vince Zampella, who now plays a bigger role at EA and, for example, also heads DICE LA. The next Battlefield will be announced in a few days and will also include Criterion in the development.