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Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry leave Criterion

Studio co-founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have left EA-owned developer Criterion Games. "Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have decided to leave EA," a spokesperson told Polygon. "We appreciate their many contributions through the years and wish them well in their future endeavours. "The incredibly creative and talented team at …

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Is Criterion, or Visceral, making the next Battlefield game?

DICE may no longer be the sole developer of EA’s Battlefield series. Analyst Michael Pachter said in an investor note last Friday that his company believes Criterion Games is working on a military shooter that may become a brand extension for the Battlefield franchise in FY15”. However, Pachter followed up …

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UK studio Criterion reduced to 15 devs

Burnout developer Criterion has shrunk to a team of 15 developers as the majority of the studio works on Need for Speed: Rivals as Ghost UK. In a series of tweets, Criterion creative director Alex Ward clarified the status of the Guildford developer, and said most of the studio was …

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UPDATED: Criterion’s Ward is done with the racing genre

UK developer Criterion is stepping away from the racing genre to make something new”. At least, that’s the impression given by boss Alex Ward. Few studios have as rich a racing heritage as Criterion, whose past credits include the seminal Burnout series and 2010’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The …

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Criterion opens doors to aspiring devs

Racing game studio Criterion is holding an open day for students eager to get a start in the game industry. The open day will take place on April 11th at Criterion’s office in Guildford, UK, where students will get to meet the development team behind Need for Speed Most Wanted …

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