EA will move Need for Speed development back to Criterion

From GI.biz: "EA will return the Need for Speed franchise to UK games studio Criterion.

Current franchise leader Ghost Games in Gothenburg is set to become EA Gothenburg once again (pending Swedish Union approval). The studio will refocus itself as an engineering hub supporting development across EA's portfolio. EA told GamesIndustry.biz that: "The engineering expertise in our Gothenburg team, some of whom are architects of the Frostbite engine, is vital to a number of our ongoing projects, and they would remain in that location."

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Marcello1564d ago

We want another Burnout!! Remaster Takedown and/or Revenge please! Give us VR versions.

AnubisG1564d ago

I would love a Burnout Paradise 2. My favorite Burnout was Paradise.

darthv721564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

Their game will be called "Need For Speed: Burnout"

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Godmars2901564d ago

Is there an actual Criterion to go back to, or is it just a front name for a group of unaffiliated devs?

coolbeans1564d ago

More of the latter, but there's potential to bring some of the OG team back.

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KaiPow1564d ago

Hopefully this means more combat, ala Rivals/Hot Pursuit.

LucasRuinedChildhood1564d ago (Edited 1564d ago )

Yes. This is a wise move on EA's part. There was barely an ounce of fun in Ghost Games' NFS games (terrible handling, insane rubberbanding in NFS 2015, etc). Hot Pursuit was incredible and Most Wanted 2012 probably shouldn't have been called MW but it was a ton of fun. Hopefully, we'll get a Burnout game as well.

Dirtnapstor1564d ago

Hello Burnout! Welcome home!!!

RaidenBlack1564d ago

Dunno about the current devs credibility but still a great news.

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Is 2K Games actually making FIFA 25, the next “best” entry yet?

FIFA president Gianni Infantino teases the future of FIFA games in a brand-new interview, and NBA 2K24 studio 2K Games might be behind it.

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Cacabunga2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

I truly hope so.. day one buy

Ninver31m ago

Time for a change. Football games haven't evolved much.