Criterion co-founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have left the Burnout/Want for Velocity studio to pursue careers within the excessive-octane underground boulevard racing scene – or to type a brand new firm, in case you favor the reality. Ward tweeted the day gone by that “the information breaks. Together with @FionaSperry I’ve left @CriterionGames. Welcome to the REAL #tothefuture”. Sperry later tweeted that “so I assume its now reputable! The long run begins right here…”
It seems all that speak of “the long run” was once relating to the brand new video games firm Ward and Sperry are putting in, as published in this additional tweet by way of Ward. Will the pair make video games about using/smashing up superbly bright vehicles? Most effective time will inform, however Criterion have been/are quite just right that, I appear to don’t forget.
EA (who, you’ll be able to needless to say, offered Criterion in 2004) proven to Polygon that “Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have determined to go away EA. We enjoy their many contributions over the years and need them smartly of their future endeavours.
“The extremely ingenious and proficient crew at Criterion are onerous at work on a brand new challenge for subsequent-gen consoles as new IP is still a big precedence throughout EA. Matt Webster is major building of the brand new recreation and the Criterion studio shifting ahead. Matt has been a part of Criterion for years and has an exhilarating imaginative and prescient for this new recreation.”
Criterion had developed a few video games in EA’s Want for Velocity sequence, ahead of nearly all of the corporate (eighty% of it) used to be moved to EA’s new Ghost Video games UK studio to work on the latest Want for Pace Competitors. Criterion Video games nonetheless exists, as stated above by using an EA spokesperson, however it’s no longer been printed what the newly slimmed down studio is engaged on but.