The co-founders of Criterion Games, Alex Ward and Fiona Serry, have left the developer to set up a new company.
“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 Criterion are hard at work on a new project for next-gen consoles as new IP continues to be a major priority across EA. Matt Webster is leading development of the new game and the Criterion studio moving forward. Matt has been part of Criterion for years and has an exciting vision for this new game.”
Criterion recently downsized quite dramatically, many staff left voluntarily and moved to the new Ghost Games studio who took over development duties on the Need for Speed franchise.
The next project from Criterion is not a racing game and has the codename Project Zero.