Respected leaker Tom Henderson has revealed on Twitter that Codemasters Cheshire has taken up the task of becoming a support studio for the next Need for Speed game.
There’s not much else to see here, but previous reports have pegged the game, which is currently in development at Criterion Games, for release in Q4 2022.
The latest entry in the venerable racing franchise was delayed back in March 2021 by a year as Criterion Games was moved to support development of Battlefield 2042. Officially, the game is due out by March 2023 for current and last-generation consoles.
Criterion Games took over development duties on Need for Speed from Ghost Games in February 2020, with the latter undergoing restructuring at EA. Prior to working on the Need for Speed games, Criterion worked on the critically acclaimed Burnout series.