EA Has Merged Criterion Games And Codemasters Cheshire To Develop The New Need For Speed

EA shows it knows how to merge

As reported by gamesindustry.biz, EA has made the decision to fold Codemasters Cheshire, which it acquired alongside the rest of Codemasters early last year, into Criterion Games.

Criterion, which is currently hard at work on the newest Need for Speed game, will now be split across its original location in Guildford, UK and Cheshire and will continue to work on the future of the Need for Speed franchise in this new capacity. Codemasters Chesire was one of many global Codemasters studios that now fall under the EA umbrella and are responsible for major racing titles like Dirt 5 and Onrush, so they’re perfectly positioned to bring that racing experience to the table.

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The report claims that the merger has not resulted into any redundancies.

Most recently, industry inside Jeff Grubb claimed that the new Need for Speed title will be released on new-gen consoles only and feature an aesthetic that combines realism and anime influences.