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EA is formally ending the Undertaking CARS franchise – Destructoid
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Digital Arts, in an inside assertion acquired by GamesIndustry.biz, has introduced that it’s ending the Undertaking CARS racing franchise, efficient instantly. This makes the ultimate launch within the simulation sequence the cellular title Undertaking CARS GO, which launched on iOS and Android in 2021.
“At present we introduced internally an replace to our racing portfolio. Following an analysis of the subsequent Undertaking CARS title and its longer-term development potential, we’ve got made the choice to cease additional improvement and funding for the franchise,” reads the assertion. “Selections like these are very arduous, however permit us to prioritise our focus in areas the place we consider we’ve got the strongest alternative to create experiences that followers will love.”
“We’re working with everybody impacted by this resolution to put them into appropriate roles throughout our EA Sports activities and racing portfolio, in addition to different components of EA, wherever we are able to. Our precedence now could be on offering as a lot assist as potential to our folks by this transition.”
The Undertaking CARS IP turned the property of EA following the acquisition of Codemasters and its subsidiaries, (together with CARS developer Barely Mad Studios), in December 2020. On the time of buy, Barely Mad had someplace within the area of 150 staff, and so right here’s to hoping that EA will guarantee new roles for the studio’s workers all through its myriad different improvement and publishing wings.
There have been 4 Undertaking CARS video games in complete, together with Undertaking CARS GO. Although the primary two video games obtained vital and fan acclaim, Undertaking CARS 3 was much less warmly obtained. Earlier this 12 months, it was introduced that the primary two titles have been to be delisted from sale because of the expiration of in-game licenses, and it might appear that EA has determined that this specific racer has run its course.