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Burnout dev revamping Need For Speed

Michael French
Burnout dev revamping Need For Speed

It's been whispered abou by some UK developers for a while, but EA CEO Riccitiello has confirmed it - Criterion Games is working on the next Need For Speed.

According to EA CEO John Riccitiello, the Burnout developer's take on the project - headed by that game's creator, Alex Ward - is 'revolutionary'.

"Alex is one of the people in the industry I would analogize to the great filmmakers, etc.," Riccitiello told Kotaku. "He is a true creative visionary. We had a great fight about what the next Need For Speed would be like. Of course, he gets to win because it's his call. It's not that I'm without an opinion on it."

Two already-announced Need For Speed titles are due this Q4 - Shift and Nitro - it's assumed that Criterion's successor will land next year.

Read the rest of this story on Develop.

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Tags: Electronic Arts , need for speed , burnout , criterion games , alex ward

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