Much more than a simple support studio, Codemasters Cheshire is now integrated into Criterion Games in order to double the workforce on Need for Speed, planned for the end of the year.
While we thought that the team of Codemasters Cheshire was going to provide simple support on the development of the next Need for Speed, EA actually announces the integration of studio staff into Criterion Games to take care of the license.
A few days ago, we announced the presence of the British studio, at the origin of the games Burnout or MotorStormon the future NfS, whose release has just been confirmed by Electronic Arts for the end of 2022. Asked by GamesindustryVice President of Criterion, Matt Webster confirm this doubling of the forces presentand on the project.
According to an EA spokesperson, this integration is the continuation of a partnership between the two companies for several months already:
Sharing common values and similar cultures, we firmly believe that uniting the enormous wealth of experience from both teams will help us deliver the best possible racing experiences to our players.
For its part, the Codemasters Birmingham studio is working on the Formula 1 license, now acquired by EA Sports following the takeover of the British company.