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Burnout creators: ‘We want to make a spiritual successor’

Former Criterion boss Fiona Sperry says her new studio would like to make a successor to the smash hit Burnout franchise.

Sperry, who now runs Dangerous Golf maker Three Fields, told MCV that she feels the team is yet to deliver on Burnout’s original pitch, so there remains unfinished business with the concept.

Burnout was a chaotic racing game created by Criterion in 2001. The last main entry in the series was 2008’s Paradise.

That type of game deserves to come back and our hope is that we could make it,” Sperry said.

We’d like to make a spiritual successor to that game. Obviously EA owns the Burnout IP and what it does with it is its prerogative.

Dangerous Golf was about testing the limits of game physics. Destruction is what we have been about and we’d love to do another driving game that takes that to another level. We also feel like we never delivered on Burnout’s original pitch – doing a game with car chases like in the film Ronin.”

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