A few days after the announcement of the release at the end of the year of Battlefield 6 on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X / S, one of the major personalities of Electronic Arts who has contributed to the evolution of this shooter series in the last ten years , Jaqub Ajmal , announces his departure from DICE .
The producer of Battlefield 5 and the previous episodes of the blockbuster FPS goes to social media and shares an open letter to explain how “after almost a decade spent on Battlefield, the time has come for me to conclude this chapter of my life. I would like to thank everyone you for the 10 fantastic years that I have spent, I will always be grateful for the experiences we have shared “ .
In the message, the now former EA figurehead who, along with the creative minds of DICE, helped shape the Mirror’s Edge series as well , says he wants to take some time before sharing more details about his next professional venture which it will see him engaged, it is assumed, with another reality of the video game industry.
The news of Ajmal’s departure from the EA DICE family comes just over two months after Casey Hudson and Mark Darrah’s no less important exit from BioWare . What consequences will these three defections ever have in the development of the next titles of DICE and BioWare? EA CEO Andrew Wilson recently discussed it , envisioning a future of creativity and innovation for BioWare and confirming DICE’s next-gen ambitions with previews of the gigantic maps of Battlefield 6 .
After almost a decade on Battlefield the time has come for me to end this chapter in my life. I would like to thank you all for an amazing 10 years and I will be forever grateful for the experiences we shared. Thank you so much and see you on the Battlefield! pic.twitter.com/EV5dv1wsZw
— Jaqub Ajmal (@JaqubAjmal) February 6, 2021