The Need for Speed series of games has changed a lot of developers over its
28-year history. It started with the Canadian branch of Electronic Arts, then
the series passed into the hands of Black Box studios, then Slightly Mad
Studios, Criterion, Ghost Games, and - again Criterion, which is currently
developing NFS for this year, worked on it. And judging by the new ad, another
studio has been hired to develop this series.
It will be Codemasters Chesire, which in the future will collaborate with the development studio Criterion on the creative and technical performance of the new Need for Speed games.
It looks like Codemasters Cheshire will now be working on future Need for Speed titles indefinitely. pic.twitter.com/Q2o4MFYz5K— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) April 25, 2022
Codemasters ’Chesire team is made up of several veterans who have developed a
variety of racing games over the past 17 years. They have worked on the WRC
series, Driveclub, and the recent DiRT 5. They have experience - this is not
in dispute, although it cannot be said that their games so far have been
particularly successful. Codemaster Chesire employees mostly came from closed
studios, and among the titles that did not succeed were Motorstorm Games and
Onrush from 2018.
Do you remember Onrush? Neither do I.