EA to open new studio in Seattle

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Danielle Partis

Company taps Halo co-creator to lead FPS project

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Electronic Arts is set to open a new office in the Seattle area, to be led by Marcus Lehto, former creative director at Bungie.

Lehto is known as a co-creator of the Halo series, and worked as art director on the original Halo, Halo 2, and Halo 3.

He is also former president and game director at V1 Interactive, which closed down earlier this year.

The new EA location, which is yet to be named will focus on developing first-person games, and will report to Vince Zampella’s organisation.

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