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[Joystiq] Criterion co-founders leave EA to form new studio

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Following his announcement, Ward took to Twitter, saying, "The news breaks. Along with @FionaSperry I have left @CriterionGames. Welcome to the REAL #tothefuture." In a later tweet Ward explains that he and Sperry plan to create a new development studio, though further details on their plans have yet to appear.

http://www.joystiq.com/2014/01/03/criterion-co-founders-leave-ea-to-form-new-studio/

Looks like EA is killing another studio. I can't believe that EA doesn't understand that the talents in the company is what you want to keep, not the name. Criterion will soon churn out uninspired average yearly sequels.
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I'm really really hoping that a spiritual successor to Burnout will come out of this. I'm pretty angry that EA has chosen not to continue that franchise and instead pump out this slew of takedown-based NFS games with steering that is way too heavy for proper battle racing. The recent games like Rivals and Most Wanted just felt more sluggish (and in my opinion easier) than the Burnout games. We need a separation of the NFS and Burnout franchises.
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EA Games, ruin everything
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It's unfortunate that they had to resort to this, but knowing how EA operates I am not at all surprised. Will be keeping an eye out for their new studio as I will most likely support them for breaking away from EA and doing things right.
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heh, ea was probably trying to get them to make another battlefield game so the franchise could become annual, and then they were like "screw that" and left.
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Perhaps they can return to their roots in the Burnout Series? Or does EA own the rights to it? Can't remember, Burnout 3 was such an amazing game, and Paradise was really fun too.
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I hope they name their new studio AE!
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I'm surprised they lasted this long!
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