Ubisoft Hires Former EA DICE Head of Design as New VP of Editorial [Update]

Update 11/30: Ubisoft has introduced that Mesmar is becoming a member of as the brand new Vice President of Editorial, an necessary staff chargeable for artistic selections throughout all of its main video games and franchises.

As beforehand reported, Mesmar involves Ubisoft after serving as DICE’s head of design on titles like Battlefield and Star Wars: Battlefront. He joins different new Editorial VPs like Bio Jade Adam Granger.

Ubisoft’s Editorial has been a robust power throughout the firm and a flashpoint for Ubisoft workers as they work to enhance their office circumstances. One of the important thing criticisms has been that Ubisoft’s Editorial has had an absence of range regardless of overseeing all of the corporate’s greatest video games.

Fawzi Mesmar, DICE’s head of design that labored on the Battlefield and Star Wars: Battlefront franchises, has determined to depart the corporate following the launch of Battlefield 2042.

As reported by VGC, his departure was introduced through an e-mail despatched to DICE’s workers, and it “revealed he’d been planning to depart for a while as soon as the studio’s newest shooter has been shipped.” Mesmar had served as DICE’s head of design since 2019, a job he took after being Candy Crush developer King’s studio director, manufacturing & recreation design.

“It was an absolute pleasure to serve on the perfect design groups within the galaxy,” Mesmar wrote in his e mail to workers. “The unbelievable design work that you simply do continues to encourage me daily. Thank you for placing some religion in me, I hope I didn’t disappoint.

“I’ve been made a suggestion I couldn’t refuse at one other firm that has been type sufficient to attend for me till we now have shipped [Battlefield 2042]. It was tremendous necessary to me to be right here with the staff as we obtain this historic milestone.

“While Oskar [Gabrielson, studio GM] and myself have been discussing my succession plans for a while – and it will likely be introduced sooner or later – we opted to delay this communication until after launch to maintain the main target – rightfully so – on the sport we’ve been placing a monumental quantity of effort on.”

Mesmar’s official closing day shall be November 26 and his at the moment unknown subsequent place can even be primarily based in Stockholm, Sweden.

Battlefield 2042 was launched on November 19, 2021, and its launch was a bit rocky. Despite that, DICE has committed to releasing patches to deal with the various technical issues and gameplay balancing problems many players are running into.

In our Battlefield 2042 review, we mentioned that its “highpoint is its highly effective Portal mode, which helps you to relive the sequence’ previous glories and tweak them to your liking. Its present batch of modes is overstuffed with gamers and utter chaos, although Hazard Zone scales issues down in an attention-grabbing, high-stakes approach.”

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Adam Bankhurst is a information author for IGN. You can observe him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.


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