Several Criterion developers left the studio after the release of Need for Speed Unbound
Need for Speed Unbound was released a short time ago and received notable acclaim compared to the previous series releases, however, five senior developers left Criterion Studio after working on the game and launching it to the market earlier this month.
reported report GI. Biz Matt Webster, Vice President and General Manager of Criterion, Executive Producer Pete Lake, Head of Studio Development Alan McDairmant, Chief Content Officer Steve Uphill, and Chief Technical Officer Andrei Shires have left to “explore new opportunities outside of EA.”
All of the departing team members have worked with Criterion for over a decade, while Matt Webster has stayed at EA for over 23 years, having previously been involved in the development of the first FIFA game in the company’s history.
In case you haven’t tried Need for Speed Unbound yet, you can check out our review of the latest entry in the popular racing series here.