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Patrick Soderlund is leaving EA

EA's chief design officer will soon set off on next adventure

PPatrick Soderlund is leaving EA

Patrick Soderlund is leaving EA 

Patrick Soderlund is easily one of EA's most recognisable names, serving as part of the publisher's core management team since 2006, before which he acted as CEO of DICE, the studio behind Mirrors Edge, Star Wars: Battlefront and the Battlefield franchise. 

During his time at EA, DICE's Frostbite Engine has become the core of some of the company's most popular games, including non-DICE games such as Need for Speed, Dragon Age, FIFA and Plants VS Zombies. Soderlund has also become one of EA's most talked about executives, given his active participation at events like EA Play and other similar showcases. 

In an open letter to employees, EA's CEO, Andrew Wilson, confirmed that Soderlund planned to leave EA after a three-month transition period. During this time, EA plans to reorganise some of their development teams, including Johan Andersson's SEED team, as the publisher moves to "deepen our [their] focus on user experience". 

Neither EA or Soderlund have commented on the executive's future career prospects, though we can expect to hear more in around three months, after Soderlund's time with EA expires. 
  

PPatrick Soderlund is leaving EA

 

Patrick Soderlund has been the subject of controversy over the past year due to EA's "loot box" controversy surrounding games like Star Wars: Battlefront II, Need for Speed: Payback and FIFA's Ultimate Team mode. Soderlund's recent defences of FIFA's Ultimate Team mode has caused the man to get more than a few detractors.      

So far, EA has not commented on Soderland's replacement as EA's chief design officer, though it is likely that EA will reveal this information within the next few months. 

You can join the discussion on Patrick Soderlund's planned departure from EA on the OC3D Forums

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14-08-2018, 12:57:35

g0ggles1994
Would rather have EA leave the gaming industry entirely if I'm honestQuote

14-08-2018, 14:26:47

Digikid
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Originally Posted by g0ggles1994 View Post
Would rather have EA leave the gaming industry entirely if I'm honest

I would rather EA went out of business......except for the Forza Horizon series...let that live as it is the only GOOD game series they have developed for decades.Quote

14-08-2018, 15:23:01

WYP
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Originally Posted by Digikid View Post
I would rather EA went out of business......except for the Forza Horizon series...let that live as it is the only GOOD game series they have developed for decades.
But EA doesn't make Forza Horizon?Quote

14-08-2018, 15:24:08

ImprovizoR
They'll probably find someone worse to replace him.Quote

14-08-2018, 15:26:26

NeverBackDown
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Originally Posted by Digikid View Post
I would rather EA went out of business......except for the Forza Horizon series...let that live as it is the only GOOD game series they have developed for decades.
Um Forza is not made by EA. Nor Published. Not even owned.

Half the time people talk crap about ea and don't even know the games they make.

Dead Space was published by EA. So was Mass Effect. Sims. Fifa. Dragon Age. Bad Company series. SWTOR. SWKOTR. Mirrors Edge. Command and Conquer. Medal of Honor.

Probably more I forgot to mention. All those series and games were amazing. Nobody talks about it because they were amongst the first to bring in DLC and then they messed up one crappy SW games with microtransactions. Big whoop. SW has been dead for 3 decades and has only been used to milk consumers since the originals released. People need to relax and get over EA. Without these publishers we would have nothing in comparison to the games they made. Does not mean they are perfect but it's better than the alternative.Quote
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