EA confirmed the changes with GamesIndustry.biz, advising that as many as 30 Ghost Games positions were impacted. Some Ghost Games staff will be moved to a new studio called EA Gothenburg and will support development across EA’s studios alongside the Frostbite engine itself. Other Ghost Games staffers will be absorbed into Criterion or other EA studios.
Criterion is best known for its Burnout franchise and also developed Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) and Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). The studio has also supported development of Star Wars: Battlefront (2015), Star Wars: Battlefront 2 (2017) and Battlefield 5‘s Firestorm battle royale mode in 2019.