Need For Speed Franchise Is Finally Going To Get Its Soul Back


Need For Speed is a game title that could give chills to every racing game enthusiast in the world. However, over the past few years, the game didn’t exactly live up to its name. Well, rejoice fans because that’s going to change now.

An EA spokesperson confirmed to that Need For Speed has been taken from the hands of Ghost Games and is reassigned back to Criterion Games.

Criterion Games, or the Burnout team, is the studio that developed Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Need For Speed: Most Wanted, which were very well-received by the fans.

“With a strong history and passion for racing games and vision for what we can create, the Criterion team is going to take Need for Speed into the next generation,” said EA to

Over the years, Ghost Games gave it all to develop Need For Speed titles that would leave an impact. However, the studio was failing badly.

Even the latest title, Need For Speed: Heat didn’t live up to all the hype. Maybe because the fans already lost hope after the failure of 2015’s reboot of the game, simply titled Need For Speed and it’s successor, Need For Speed: Payback.

Anyway, Criterion Games has a lot of popular titles under its name, one of them being the destruction-focused Burnout franchiseSo, we can hope that the Burnout team will get Need For Speed’s soul back.

Also, EA confirmed that it will rename Ghost Games as EA Gothenburg. There are about 30 jobs on the line, so EA will assign new creative roles to the team at Criterion and other development studios under its umbrella.

Shivam Gulati

Shivam Gulati

Shivam is a blogger who is always fascinated with technology and the amount of knowledge he can gather from the internet. He is trying to nerdify everyone around him with that same knowledge, through his writings. He enjoys gaming in particular, so he tries to keep track of what’s new in the gaming community and write about it. Visit his Gaming Channel IntroGamers on YouTube.
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