Criterion Lose Co-Founders

by on January 3, 2014

We have learned today via Polygon that two crucial heads from Criterion, the creators of the famous Burnout Franchise, have left the studio.

“Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have decided to leave EA,” a spokesperson told Polygon this morning. “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.”

Ghost Games are now said to be in control of the Burnout series, with Ward tweeting that he intends to form a new games company with Sperry.