The Guildford, Surrey (UK) offices of Ghost Games has been hit with layoffs, according Polygon. According to the report, EA told contractors for the Need for Speed Rivals developer that they were no longer needed and full-time staffers that they could either take a layoff with some compensation or help out at Visceral. Rumor has it that Visceral is working on a police-themed Battlefield title code-named Havana. Sources speaking to Polygon say Havana is due out later this year.
The Need For Speed title under development at Ghost Games has apparently been shelved.
An EA spokesperson told Polygon that the company has "entered a consultation period for some positions in our Ghost Games U.K. studio."
We'll have more on this story as it develops.