We know a new Need for Speed game is getting ready, but the details surrounding the racers are lacking at best. But with Criterion Games taking the lead, there are more reasons to be optimistic than in recent years. It will also help get more staff on board, and that’s exactly what Criterion will do by collapsing and expanding Codemasters Cheshire to form a larger studio split between the two location hubs.
As he shared the news via Twitter, it seemed inevitable that they would come together, given that they “build on the close partnership the two studios have developed over the past few months.”
“We firmly believe that integrating the vast expertise of both teams while sharing common values and a similar culture will help provide the best racing experience for our athletes,” the statement added.
Codemaster Cheshire appears to be already working on a new Need for Speed game with Criterion, where the studio’s diverse talents can work together to make the game even better.
Criterion’s legacy can be seen in the Burnout series and a few Need for Speed titles, and since the folks at Codemaster Cheshire have developed things like MotorStorm and Onrush, racing games are certainly familiar territory for both. We hope everything comes to fruition when the new Need for Speed game appears on our screens.