EA reassigns future Need for Speed projects to Burnout developer Criterion Games
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EA says that future games in the Need for Speed series will be developed by Criterion Games, while the seriess previous developer Ghost Games will be rebranded as a support studio to aid in various projects under the EA umbrella, according to GamesIndustry.biz.
Criterion Games is best known for creating the Burnout series. However, the studio previously produced two games in the Need for Speed series 2010s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and 2012s Need for Speed: Most Wanted, which are some of the more popular installments in the franchise.
Personally, I felt that 2012s Most Wanted was a high point in the series because it felt like a spiritual sequel to Burnout, while maintaining the identity of Need for Speed. Meanwhile, my editor…