Codemasters Merging Studios for Next Need for Speed

Codemasters tweets that Criterion Games is merging with Codemasters Cheshire to finish developing the next Need for Speed game:
We can confirm Criterion Games and the development team at Codemasters Cheshire are officially coming together to create the future of @NeedforSpeed, forming one Criterion studio with two location hubs.

This integration builds off the close partnership the two studios have developed over the past few months.

Sharing common values and similar cultures, we strongly believe unifying the huge wealth of expertise across both teams will help us to deliver the best racing experiences we can for our players.