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Criterion To Move Away From Racing Games

Burnout and Need For Speed developer to work on something new.

Criterion’s next game will see them move away from racing games to try something different, according to studio boss Alex Ward.  This news comes after reports that Criterion are not making a Need For Speed: Underground reboot.

In a series of posts on Twitter, Ward said “here is what I want folks to know. Some folks are eternally disappointed. Nothing I can do about that. So many tweets asking for new Burnout. Equally many tweets asking for a new NFS game from us. Also Road Rash. Whilst I love all of those games, I am personally not doing any.”

He went on to state that they have nothing to announce on the game yet, and that they would make another Burnout game when it feels right to make another one.

Source: CVG

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2 comments

  1. This does not amuse me. Criterion has spent its entire history building itself into a premier racing game studio. And now what, it’s going to unlearn everything it had done previously to produce some half-baked FPS title for EA?

    Another studio did that. Bizarre. Felt the need to do a silly James Bond title despite having no real experience outside of racing games and Geometry Wars. It was to surprising that it failed. And now that studio is gone.

  2. Just do what you do- and do it well. Criterion is so great at racing, why go anywhere else? The only other genre I remember them getting into was FPS with Black and that was a ho-hum game at best.

    Road Rash please.

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