With the multi-million selling first-person favourite Battlefield standing toe-to-toe with genre juggernaut Call of Duty, EA has chosen to focus its efforts on the modern military brand – but not without some casualties. Ghost Games UK, which aided production on Need for Speed: Rivals, has been hit by layoffs over the past few days, while a new, unannounced racer in the aforementioned franchise has reportedly been put on indefinite hold.

All efforts by the remaining team are to be focused on an upcoming police-themed Battlefield title due out later this year, suggesting that the series is making the switch to annual instalments. Are you eager for more trigger-happy gunplay, or does the very thought of yearly entries leave you fighting the onset of franchise fatigue? Pop a shot in the comments section below.

[via polygon.com]