The next Need For Speed has been delayed until 2022, according to Polygon. Basically, EA Dice needed more help to finish the upcoming Battlefield 6, so Criterion has come in for support.
With EA purchasing Codemasters for $1.2 billion, it made the decision a bit easier. Here’s what EA chief studios officer, Laura Miele, had to say.
With the addition of Codemasters, we also have a massive opportunity to expand EA’s racing strategy. Codemasters has several launches coming in the next year, bringing players some outstanding new racing games in our FY22. Criterion is one of the strongest racing studios in the industry, and the work they have accomplished on the next Need For Speed™ is truly inspired and will breathe new life into one of our most storied brands. We’re going to give Criterion the time to reach the game’s full promise and deliver it in FY23.
Gran Turismo 7 was also pushed to 2022 recently. Unfortunately, it’s just the norm nowadays.