Need for Speed Rivals Dev Suffers Lay-offs, Next Game on Hold

EA is currently having a “consultation period” for positions at Ghost Games.

Posted By | On 03rd, Feb. 2014 Under News

24. Need for Speed Rivals

According to a report on Polygon, it seems that Electronic Arts have laid off several employees who were working at Ghost Games, developer of Need for Speed: Rivals. This has put the next game in the series, which is being handled by the studio, on hold.

EA has apparently dismissed contractors and told full-time staff that they could either be compensated and then leave or stay on to work with Visceral for their next game “Havana” (which is rumoured to be a new Battlefield) and will be out this year.

As of now, the only comment EA has offered is that it has “entered a consultation period for some positions in our Ghost Games U.K. studio.”

Take that to mean what you will but it’ll be a while before the next Need for Speed is out. Considering the positive reviews and sales of Rivals, that’s somewhat of a shame. What are your thoughts? Let us know below.

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  • Psionicinversion

    Good… tying the physics to the framerate was so damn stupid and is why it runs at 30 fps. Unlock the framerate, and the game goes nuts you can drive at 600mph and is hard to control, looks fun at first but not good when you tap the left key and you slam into a wall hahah


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