Next Need for Speed delayed as EA shifts Criterion to support new Battlefield title

March 1, 2021
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EA has announced it will be pushing back the release of Criterion’s next Need for Speed game by a year so the studio can lend development support on DICE’s next Battlefield game.

At the tail-end of last year, EA revealed Criterion’s new (and currently unnamed) Need for Speed title would launch in “fiscal year” 2022 – which is to say, somewhere between this April and the end of March 2022 – but it’s now announced it’s shifting that release to FY2023.

In a post on EA’s website, chief studios officer Laura Miele offered an update on several of the publisher’s new titles. The catalyst for the post, however, is the next Battlefield, which Miele claims is “coming together to be an exceptional game…at an unprecedented scale”.

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