In an interview with The Guardian, Criterion’s Creative Director Craig Sullivan says the studio isn’t done with their crash-heavy series yet.
The relevant quote, which you can read in full below, shows that Criterion hasn’t forgotten about Burnout–but being the shepherds of Need For Speed: Most Wanted and Hot Pursuit for EA seems to be occupying most of there time.
Here’s what Sullivan said:
“There’s still a lot of stuff we want to do with driving,” he says. ” We will make another Burnout game at some point. Obviously, as we’re working on NFS we’re thinking of really good ideas that aren’t right for this series; there are ideas that we’re going to explore with Burnout. And we wouldn’t be making NFS or Burnout games if we didn’t think the driving genre had a long shelf life and that we could push the boundaries. There’s a lot of new stuff in Most Wanted, a lot for people to get their heads around – and sometimes there’s only so much explaining you can do – we’ve reined in some of the ideas we had for this game, they were a little ahead of their time.”
The article also sees Sullivan musing that Criterion might also want to try another non-driving game sometime in the future, their first since 2006’s Black.
Criterion’s next, Need For Speed: Most Wanted will be out for consoles on October 30th.
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