EA is under fire again, and this time it’s the subject of angry tweets penned by the retired president of one of the publishers’ biggest racing games.
Citing “Long-Term Low Growth Potential”, announced EA (Opens in a new tab) The CARS project will cease development immediately. The teams assigned to the project will be redistributed to more profitable projects within the company. They will likely focus their skills on their high-performance counterparts, such as Need For Speed.
Ian Bell, former CEO of Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios, Twitter took over (Opens in a new tab) To express his disappointment – and to offer a whole new job to members of his old team.
Bill’s sarcastic words (Opens in a new tab) It comes on the back of EA’s pledge to move Project CARS workers to suitable replacements “where possible”.
Slightly Mad founder and CEO Bill left the company in October 2021. Two years after the successful acquisition of British racing company Codemasters, the company was acquired by EA Sports. Bill’s retirement firm belief (Opens in a new tab) “The studio’s future is now certain.”
However, on November 8, 2022, Bale expressed his dissatisfaction with the situation as well as his concern for his former teammates. He asks on Twitter, “How do these numbers (sorry I mean people, who have hopes, dreams and families), look down on these spreadsheets?”
This Tweet Assigns two others (Opens in a new tab) Published November 9, Bill stated that he has reached out to the developers of Slightly Mad Studios to offer them a new position at his new company, Mildly Annoyed Games, as they begin work on a sequel to GTR 2.
While the fate of Project CARS has been decided, there is still hope that EA Sports will impress fans in 2022. After the Origin client is removed from PC platforms and EA Sports FC takes over at the end of the game. FIFA 30-year licenseClosing some doors may open others.