Electronic Arts (EA) apparently is conducting a massive saving. The proof, the studio that just spawned variants instead closure of Need for Speed.
Need for Speed: Rivals developed by Ghost Game, one of the studio under the EA in the UK. The developer has just taken over the development of the NFS series of hand Criterion Games.
Initially, Ghost Game is asked EA to continue to develop the NFS series, but without much reason the studio is actually closed. Though his work has just been released. Most employees will be sent home.
For potential employees, EA offered another position in Visceral, which is a studio that has been developing Dead Space. The studio reportedly being made another shooting game, titled Havana, so are in need of other resources.
No mention exactly how many employees were discharged EA, but due to the layoff NFS series seems to be absent in 2014. .