Ghost Games, the studio behind Need for Speed: Rivals, has suffered layoffs in its UK offices, and all development on an unannounced Need for Speed title has stopped.

Need for Speed development stopped,

According to a report by Polygon, EA has sent all contract employees home, and presented full-time staff members with a choice: either take compensation and leave, or stay and help Visceral Games with a new Battlefield game codenamed Havana. Havana is rumored to be a police shooter rather than a military one, that is due for the end of 2014.

Ghost Games has taken over the Need for Speed franchise when Criterion Games moved on to work on a new IP. If the report is true, then the future of the veteran racing series is unclear, bordering on bleak.

Are you worried about the fate of Need for Speed, or excited about this Havana Battlefield game?

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