Fawzi Mesmar, the head of design on the recent Battlefield titles and Star Wars: Battlefront II, is leaving DICE as of today. Mesmar cites his departure as receiving an offer elsewhere that he “couldn’t refuse”, but wanted to see the development of Battlefield 2042 through to its completion before leaving the company.
According to an email obtained by Video Games Chronicle, Mesmar announced that he’d be leaving DICE on 26 November. While his new employer isn’t mentioned, they were apparently kind enough to accommodate his request to wait for Battlefield 2042‘s launch. He chose to delay his departure announcement so that the team could remain focused on the development of the latest Battlefield game.
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The email provided by Mesmar reads:
“It was an absolute pleasure to serve on the best design teams in the galaxy. The incredible design work that you do continues to inspire me every day. Thank you for putting some faith in me, I hope I didn’t disappoint.
I have been made an offer I couldn’t refuse at another company that has been kind enough to wait for me until we have shipped [Battlefield 2042]. It was super important to me to be here with the team as we achieve this historical milestone.
While Oskar and myself have been discussing my succession plans for some time – and it will be announced in due course – we opted to delay this communication till after launch to keep the focus – rightfully so – on the game we’ve been putting a monumental amount of effort on.”
Mesmar originally joined DICE in 2019 and worked on the development of Star Wars: Battlefront II, Battlefield V and Battlefield 2042. His new employer is currently unknown, but its location is based on Stockholm, Sweden.
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Source: Video Games Chronicle