EA gives Need for Speed back to Criterion Games

The Need for Speed franchise has been a bit of a let down over the last couple of years, with the last really good one releasing nearly eight years ago. That games was Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and it was developed by Criterion Games, a studio renowned for the Burnout series.

Since then, Electronic Arts have moved them off the project, handing it over to Ghost Games. Now it seems that nearly a decade later EA thought it wise to give Criterion back the reigns as reported by Gamesindustry.biz. According to EA, they’ve been struggling to get the right people to work on the game in Sweden, where Ghost Games are based, and Criterion are located in Guildford UK, in one of the country’s biggest game developing centers.

But the fact of the matter is that fans started falling off the series ever since Ghost Games took over, with EA making some poor decisions along the way that are not necessarily any fault of Ghost Games. It is possible that EA is moving back to its roots, and that we’ll see a high octane Hyper Car racer again at some point in the future.

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