EA confirmed today that all Need for Speed titles will be handled by Criterion. In addition, Ghost Games has been rebranded to EA Gothenberg. Which was the studio's original name back in 2011 before turning into Ghost Games and handling the Need for Speed franchise.

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First reported by Gamesindustry.biz, EA is transferring many of its staff from Ghost Games to Criterion but 30 roles could be at risk.

As for the Ghost Games creative team, EA is looking to transfer many of the staff to positions at Criterion and other places within the wider organisation. However, 30 roles remain at risk. "Outside of the engineers and those that we plan to transfer to other positions, there would be 30 additional staff in Gothenburg, and we would hope to place as many of them as possible into other roles in the company," EA tells us. 

Ghost Games will now serve as EA's engineering hub for supporting the developers across EA.

Ghost Games has developed the Need for Speed games since 2013, with the most recent being Need for Speed: Heat. Which received positive reception for returning to the racing franchise's core features. The positive response could also be linked to the massive negative reception of Need for Speed: Payback. Which featured large amounts of predatory microtransactions and a pay-to-win slot machine.

Need for Speed Heat is now available for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

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Platform(s): Xbox One, PS4, PC
Publisher(s): Electronic Arts
Developer(s): Ghost Games
Genres: Racing
Themes: Drag Racing
Release Date: 2019-11-08

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