1. Burnout developer Criterion Games takes over Need for Speed development  The Verge
  2. EA Puts NEED FOR SPEED Franchise Back Criterion's Hands  GeekTyrant
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EA says future games in the Need for Speed series will be developed by Criterion Games, known for Burnout and Star Wars Battlefront’s space combat, while the series’s previous developer, Ghost Games, will be rebranded as a support studio to aid in various projects under the EA umbrella.The previous developer will now assist various EA projects

Burnout developer Criterion Games takes over Need for Speed development - The Verge

For a while, Ghost Games has been working on the Need for Speed franchise. However, it looks like that era has come to a close. According to Gamesindustry.biz , EA is turning Ghost Games into an engineering hub and the NFS franchise is being returned to Criterion! Criterion’s team is the one

EA Puts NEED FOR SPEED Franchise Back Criterion's Hands — GeekTyrant

“EA is bringing Criterion on for the next gen Need For Speed. All we actually want is a new Burnout game. https://t.co/gbe3qpyeN6”

AlphaOmegaSin on Twitter: "EA is bringing Criterion on for the next gen Need For Speed. All we actually want is a new Burnout game.… "

“EA is giving the Need for Speed franchise back to Criterion Games, the studio behind Burnout Paradise and 2010's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Ghost Games is effectively being folded. https://t.co/LUTb0LF0ZR”

Nick Summers on Twitter: "EA is giving the Need for Speed franchise back to Criterion Games, the studio behind Burnout Paradise and 2010's Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Ghost Games is effectively being folded. https://t.co/LUTb0LF0ZR… https://t.co/9vVfACLabJ"