Thursday, April 18, 2013
Criterion Moving Away From Racing Games

Criterion Moving Away From Racing Games

Burnout and Need For Speed developer Criterion is ready to move away from the genre on which it made its name, as it seeks to explore new challenges.

This after recent rumors claimed that the developer was working on a Need For Speed: Underground reboot. And in a series of tweets, studio boss Alex Ward sought to clear the air or, in this case, the internet.

“After over a decade of making racing games it’s time to make something new,” said Ward. “It is early days thus I have nothing to “announce” or talk about”

Ward also dismissed the idea that the studio is working on new Burnout, Road Rash or a sequel to PS2 shooter Black in further tweets on the subject of the studio’s future:

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.

But if you are following me expecting some Megaton of a new Burnout game, or an Underground remake then I have to disappoint you…No Black 2 either folks. Volumes to tell on that topic, but will save that for when I get a book deal.

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  • Hailceaser

    I’m very disappointed that they’re not making a Black 2. that game was a lot of fun. in my opinion they should have focussed on improving that game instead of throwing Medal of Honor up agaisnt Call of Duty