The Mission CARS collection isn’t any extra, as Digital Arts will now not assist the event of the franchise.
Developed by Barely Mad Studios since 2015, EA introduced right this moment it should “cease additional improvement and funding” within the collection, as revealed by GI.biz.
The announcement was made internally, and it’s mentioned that workers engaged on Mission CARS shall be moved into totally different roles at EA the place attainable.
Acquired by Codemasters in 2019 (itself acquired by EA in 2021), Barely Mad Studios has launched three mainline video games within the collection, with the final, Mission CARS Go, being launched for cell in 2021.
In response to GI.biz, one cause EA determined to cease supporting the franchise was do it being unlikely to slot in with the agency’s present racing portfolio.
“In the present day we introduced internally an replace to our racing portfolio,” an EA spokesperson advised the location. “Following an analysis of the subsequent Mission CARS title and its longer-term development potential, we have now made the choice to cease additional improvement and funding for the franchise.
“Choices like these are very onerous, however permit us to prioritize our focus in areas the place we imagine we have now the strongest alternative to create experiences that followers will love.”
“We’re working with everybody impacted by this choice to position them into appropriate roles throughout our EA Sports activities and racing portfolio, in addition to different elements of EA, wherever we will.”