Criterion Games Dev Talks About Burnout And Much More

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Alex Ward, the Creative Director at Criterion Games, spoke in March about an idea that he had for a game called Burnout Vs. Road Rash although nothing ever came of it. He has been quite active on his Twitter account today where he has been talking about how bikes were put into Burnout Paradise as a test and how Road Rash would only be a good game if it were tied in with Burnout:

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Will we ever see another Burnout game?

Apparently Criterion never actually started a Road Rash game but EA North West (previously know as Studio 33) did, although it eventually got cancelled because it was sub-par:

We also won’t be getting a new Burnout game but Alex Ward did tease a new Criterion project which also isn’t part of the Need for Speed franchise, although some of the Criterion staff are helping out on that franchise a bit:

So it will be a while before we find out what this mystery project is from Criterion and I’ll be very interested if it turns out to be a non-racing game. What type of game would you like to see next from Criterion? Would you have preferred them to stay true to the racing games for which they are know or branch out into a new and exciting IP? Please let us know in the comments below.

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