Criterion-Made Need For Speed on Track For Next Year

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New Need For Speed Title By Criterion

Earlier this year some of you may have recalled EA talking about getting Criterion Games to develop the next Need for Speed game after Need for Speed SHIFT. Criterion Games has made the highly successful Burnout Paradise a year and a half ago. Since the announcement at the press conference a half a year ago EA has been tight-lipped about the happenings in the Criterion Games office.

Today they finally revealed more pieces of info for the game, nothing major, but some good info. “In recent years, we failed to put adequate resources behind the franchise and, as a result, quality suffered,” Frank Gibeau, EA Games label president, recently stated about the Need for Speed franchise, “Next year’s Need for Speed has been under development now for some time at our award-winning Criterion Studio,” he added.

At least we know the series will release next year, probably around Fall as the pattern usually goes with the franchise, hopefully we will see some details about the game in the near future. I for one cannot wait to see this game. It’s good to know that EA is taking more care of their Need for Speed franchise again, Need for Speed SHIFT proved well but lets see if Criterion can bring this series back to how it was in its golden days.

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  1. 11 / 9 / 2009 7:15 pm

    Need For Speed: Underground 3?!?! Fingers Crossed!

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  2. donnellz

    11 / 9 / 2009 7:15 pm

    i really dont play need for speed but the latest one is pretty cool so i downloaded the demo.

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  3. m3xic4n_843

    11 / 9 / 2009 8:05 pm

    I want the NFS Underground era back also!!

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  4. 11 / 10 / 2009 6:41 am

    wow this game looks like it will be real nice hopefully it will be worth to buy

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  5. 11 / 10 / 2009 9:00 am

    If it’s from Criterion I’m getting it, they’ve rolled out nothing but awesomely fun games

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  6. 11 / 10 / 2009 9:39 am

    Yea i know right they made Burnout Paradise and awesome game so they are some smart people

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  7. 11 / 10 / 2009 4:14 pm

    @Jourdain: I second that. Those games were damn fun!! Regardless of what game they make, Criterion will deliver. I guess there won’t be another Burnout full game for awhile. I hope they at least continue offering DLC expansions (e.g., Big Surf Island).

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  8. 11 / 10 / 2009 6:03 pm

    damn i kno mw2 just came out but there has been practicly no activity on the blog for a while now. what happened to funny video of the week? i think more things like that would b nice to hold up over till theres more gaming news

    and for the past week ive been trying to hav an admin make a post about best buys killer mw2 deal. theres a coupon u can print on gamer club thru bestbuy wer theyl giv u a $10 gift card just for buying the game.

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  9. Jordan

    11 / 10 / 2009 6:07 pm

    Need for Speed: Burnout? lol, that would be sick as hell if it was called that. I’ve always preferred the Burnout series over NFS. Ever since Burnout 1 on the PS2 that is.

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  10. 11 / 10 / 2009 8:21 pm

    yeah, sorry about no news today everyone, I’ve been “busy” with “work” (if that’s what you would call playing Modern Warfare 2 for hours on in). I did spend about an hour working on the MW2 trophy/achievement guide today, should be up in a few days =)

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  11. 11 / 10 / 2009 8:54 pm

    @BlindMango: It’s okay man. That’s what we’re all in it for: playing the games. I’ll be getting MW2 as soon as I buy another PS3. On another note, I do hope the podcasts start coming in at a more reliable pace. The last few months have seen several podcast delays. I love listening to it and for this site to ever get the respect Joystiq, etc. gets, the podcast needs to be delay-free.

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  12. kaijui

    11 / 11 / 2009 12:25 am

    im not a big fan of Burnout Paradise, they really milked it with all the things you could buy and it wasnt as good as the burnout before… gunna wait if this game seems and good but i doubt ill buy it (MW2 is immense, played it last night for ages and its a real fun time killer. you must buy it … if u have my gamertag is Ca11umIV3Y

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  13. 11 / 11 / 2009 12:27 am

    @kaijui:

    Don’t you mean “all the things they gave us for FREE”??

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  14. 11 / 11 / 2009 6:45 am

    This racing game shuld be real good it will probably be like burnout since it is racing

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