Ghost Games now behind the wheel of Need for Speed series
EA’s high-octane racing franchise, Need for Speed, has had its fair share of developers behind the wheel, including Criterion (NFS: Hot Pursuit, and Most Wanted) as well as EA Black Box (Underground, Most Wanted, The Run…) However, developer behind the upcoming Need for Speed: Rivals, Ghost Games, are now considered owners of the franchise after the developer's Marcus Nilsson told Videogamer:
As for Criterion, Nilsson said the developer has a small team “working on something else,” in addition to helping out the development of Need for Speed: Rivals, which becomes available this November for current and next-gen consoles.
So g1s what are your thoughts? Will Ghost Games steer the franchise in the right direction? Or will they crash and burn? Let me know your thoughts by leaving a comment down below!
Just so everyone knows that Ghost Games consist of former BlackBox Games employees. So this is another fail attempt at EA trying to sell their dev team's names like the whole C&C fiasco where they had Bioware's name attached to it but it was in fact being developed by the people who made C&C4 Tiberium Twilight.
So in putting "In association with Criterion" in the trailer EA hopes that this game will sell because of that. Almost like Most Wanted last year. If you think about it I bet that Criterion was actually making a new Burnout game but then some phat cat EA rep came to their office and said "NOOOOO! Burnout isn't such a recognizable name! Name it Most Wanted because that's the last NFS that actually made us money and there shall be profit! Fucking EA.......
Good to hear. Now maybe Criterion will return to the Burnout series
Well that might not be the case sadly. All that changed is the developers, a developer that is still owned by EA. Ghost Games is in Sweden and so far has no games released under it's belt and the studio heads having only worked on "Need for Speed - The Run" which was met with lukewarm reception. So if anything switching developers isn't the best thing that could happen right now. I guess only time will tell.
I disapprove of this
Thank goodness for this! Need for speed used to be a great series until EA screwed it up with "Most Wanted". It's good to know this franchise is free from EA's micro-transaction BS.