EA has introduced that it is bringing Criterion Games again into the Battlefield fold. The group is becoming a member of the EA Entertainment group, overseen by Respawn co-founder Vince Zampella.
The majority of the group at Criterion will likely be engaged in Battlefield tasks, alongside DICE, Ripple Effect, and Ridgeline. EA did not say precisely what sport Criterion will likely be engaged in, nevertheless, it sounds just like the studio will likely be supporting different main groups.
EA is at present in pre-production on what it calls a Battlefield Universe, which can presumably embody a couple of sports/expertise from the studios concerned. Criterion is, after all, no stranger to Battlefield.
The group lent its experience with automobile dealing with DICE in the course of the growth of Battlefield 5. It was additionally chargeable for that sport’s ill-fated Firestorm battle royale mode. The studio contributed to different Battlefield video games through the years, because of its data with the Frostbite engine. This may point out that Battlefield won’t be transferred to a brand-new engine.
After a stint primarily appearing as an assist studio, Criterion was last allowed to work on a brand new Need for Speed sport, which gave us the brilliant (but flawed) Need for Speed Unbound, which got here out in 2022.
Since then, no bulletins a few sequels, and even any kind of follow-up, have been made. The excellent news, at the least, is that’s that Need for Speed just isn’t useless. The announcement press release stated that Zampella – who now additionally oversees Need for Speed – will likely be “working with a core group as we form what’s subsequent for the franchise.”