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  • Blog Post: No New Need For Speed In 2014

    After more than 10 years of annual releases, EA is giving its popular racing series the year off. In today's financial earnings call, EA confirmed that Ghost Games is currently working on a new take for the Need For Speed series, but that players won't be seeing it in 2014. Ghost Games was given... More
  • Blog Post: Need For Speed: Rivals Developer Experiencing Layoffs

    Ghost Games, the developer who recently took the keys to the Need for Speed franchise, has "entered a consultation period," leading to layoffs. "We have entered a consultation period for some positions in our Ghost Games UK studio,” an representative from Electronic Arts told Game... More
  • Blog Post: Criterion Founders Alex Ward And Fiona Sperry Depart To Found New Studio

    The studio that gave gamers Burnout, Black, and two of the more recent Need for Speed titles will continue on without its founders. EA has confirmed that Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have departed the developer. “Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have decided to leave EA,” a company representative... More
  • Blog Post: Need For Speed: Rivals Pre-Order Bonuses Available For Purchase Now

    If you pre-ordered Need for Speed: Rivals, you might have come home with one of a variety of different DLC packs. Now, you can purchase all of those little bits of content in one bundle. The Loaded Garage Pack is available for $4.99, and it includes the Ultimate Cop Pack, Premium Livery Pack, Classic... More
  • Blog Post: Need For Speed: Rivals Network Offers Profile Management, Second Screen Functions

    Second screen apps are becoming more prevalent, with no sign of slowing down any time soon. Need for Speed: Rivals is the latest title to get one of the companions. The Need for Speed Network app serves a number of functions. It can be used to manage stats and queue up events for later play while away... More
  • Blog Post: Need For Speed: Rivals Skipping Wii U On Weak Sales Of Most Wanted

    In May, we learned that Electronic Arts has essentially stopped publishing on Wii U . At that time, company spokesperson Jeff Brown didn't specifically cite a reason. Many assumed the move was related to sales, and late last week that suspicion was confirmed for one title. Speaking to The Sixth Axis... More
  • Blog Post: Criterion Streamlines Operations As Most Employees Join Ghost Games

    Late last week it was revealed that Criterion, the minds behind the Burnout series, Black, and most recently, two well-received Need for Speed entries, has streamlined its operations. The studio now employs 17 individuals, with the remaining staff now with Ghost Games, the team behind the upcoming Need... More
  • Blog Post: Vote For The Need For Speed Rivals Crossover Car

    Electronic Arts and developer Ghost Games have started a voting bracket to see which car will be the only ride in the game to be playable by both the cops and the racers. The game allows players to switch between the cop and racer career paths by accessing designated locations within the world, and depending... More
  • Blog Post: Need for Speed Rivals Taking To The Streets This Year

    Ghost Games, the studio formerly known as EA Gothenburg, has been working on a new Need for Speed title for some time, and now the developer's inaugural game – Need for Speed Rivals – has been announced. The game, created in conjunction with franchise overseers Criterion Games (NFS: Most... More
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