Criterion “Would Rather Work On A Small Team All Focused On Gameplay”; 15 Employees Left

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In an interesting turn of events, Criterion Games has allowed around 65 crew members to be absorbed by Ghost Games UK and they are not upset about this as with the remaining 15 employees the famous racing developer will now focus on a New IP that they are expected to reveal some time in the near future. Criterion Games changed the racing genre permanently when they introduced Burnout Paradise and they’ve been involved in many racing games that have failed to re-ignite that spark ever since, but why?

Could it be that there were too many chiefs and not enough Indians? Time will now tell as Criterion Games has the freedom to focus on what they want with a considerably smaller amount of bureaucracy. We here at RealGamerNewz are quite excited to see such a well known developer embrace the corporate culture of less is more, and to publicly pronounce their focus on gameplay. The official quote is below.

“We would rather work a small team all focused on gameplay rather than a huge team split by discipline.” – Alex Ward (Creative Director of Criterion Games)

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