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Criterion in Control of Burnout and Need for Speed Franchises

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    Criterion in Control of Burnout and Need for Speed Franchises

    EA has put British developer Criterion in charge of its Need for Speed and Burnout franchises going forward.

    Previously, EA alternated development between Criterion and other internal EA Studios. The decision may have been prompted following the underwhelming critical and commercial success of last year's Need for Speed: The Run developed by EA Black Box. In stark contrast, Criterion developed 2010's acclaimed Hot Pursuit.

    "Our stamp's going to be in everything you see in Need for Speed and Burnout going forward in the future," said Criterion vice president Alex Ward.*"It's not going to be spread anymore across different companies. Different studios have had a crack at it - it's definitely a Criterion gig now."

    Currently, it's unclear if Criterion will develop all Need for Speed and Burnout games internally, or whether it will simply oversee the franchise as a whole.

    Over the years, the Need for Speed brand has become fragmented - Shift, Underground, Most Wanted, Hot Pursuit all exist side-by-side - and in the same interview with Game Informer, Ward expressed an interest in there one day being an 'all-encompassing' NFS title. "I think it would be amazing in the future if there was one big game that had all of these in it. That would be amazing."

    But Ward was quiet on the return of Burnout, saying that Criterion*"[thinks] about it all the time".

    Source: Criterion in Control of Burnout and Need for Speed Franchises - IGN

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    Oh.... darn. Criterion... stick to what you know. Release a new Burnout already!




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    Well this explains why need for speed is looking like burnout anyway.

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    I think this is better for NFS franchise, criterion will make it a better game like Burnout was (or still is)



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    I'm tired of EA Black Box making less impressive NFS games, and at least Criterion makes them fun for at least a while. This is good news for me and anyone who likes racing games.


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    Criterion hurry up and make a new Burnout game already.

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    Nooo Criterion leave NFS to rot and make a new Bunout
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    Happy BlackBox don't control the Need for Speed series, BlackBox was sending NFS to its grave
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    Good

    Hot Pursuit was one of the Best NFS games in ages (nothing will beat carbon for me). im keepin my eye on most wanted but i most likely won't buy it due to EA bullshittery.




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    Quote Originally Posted by SirDrRoger View Post
    Criterion hurry up and make a new Burnout game already.
    Quote Originally Posted by Manic Ripper View Post
    Nooo Criterion leave NFS to rot and make a new Bunout
    These !

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    Cool, but I hope they start focusing on Burnout 2. That's what I'd really like to play. Burnout was THE best racing game to date imo.






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    Quote Originally Posted by bnecker717 View Post
    Cool, but I hope they start focusing on Burnout 2. That's what I'd really like to play. Burnout was THE best racing game to date imo.
    Yea I agree, it's one of the few games I play after platinuming because it's so damn fun!

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