Ghost Games to become support team.
The Need for Speed series has had a rocky road lately, and that’s no secret. Need for Speed Heat was an improvement, but it wasn’t quite the comeback the franchise sorely needed. Not since the days of Criterion’s take on Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted has the franchise been truly great. Developer Ghost Games, which has been making NFS games for the whole PlayStation 4 generation, has tried to reinvent the game several times, and never really succeeded. All that said, it’s very interesting to learn that EA is handing its storied racing IP back to Criterion.
As reported by GamesIndustry.biz, the UK racing game specialist famed for the Burnout series will regain control of Need for Speed, while Gothenburg-based Ghost Games will become a support and engineering team. “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,” EA says.
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