Watch_Dogs’ lead game designer Jamie Keen has left Ubisoft to join the ranks of EA to work on next-generation console projects.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Keen left Ubisoft Montreal to join EA Gothenburg as a gameplay producer. It is thought that he will work on the studio’s unannounced Need For Speed title, which is expected to use the Frostbite 2 engine and is in development for next-gen consoles.

Criterion are also rumoured to be working on this title.

How will this affect development on Watch_Dogs? Well, we’re not even sure about that ourselves.