Assassin's Creed Veteran Joins EA Motive As Game Director On Unannounced Title

EA Motive is said to be working on a revival of a classic EA franchise, and it might be Dead Space.


EA Motive, the studio that is reportedly making a reboot of a classic EA franchise, has hired veteran Ubisoft developer Eric Baptizat to become the game director for a new project. According to Axios, Baptizat is joining EA after 16 years with Ubisoft; most recently, he was the game director on the massively successful Assassin's Creed Valhalla.

Baptizat actually joined EA Motive in April 2021, according to his LinkedIn page.

EA Motive released Star Wars Squadrons in 2020 and is now said to be making a reboot of one of its earlier series, according to reporter Jeff Grubb. Gematsu reported that it's a new Dead Space game, while Eurogamer also backed up reports about a revival of a "fan-favorite" EA franchise. The game is said to be announced at EA Play Live in July.

Baptizat is a games industry veteran. He also held senior roles on Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Assassin's Creed Origins, among other projects.

Keep checking back with GameSpot for more on what Baptizat may be working on at EA Motive. EA Play Live coming up relatively soon in July, so we may not need to wait very long.

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