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.