Burnout Devs Creating 'Revolutionary' Need for Speed

By Nick Breckon, Jun 10, 2009 12:37pm PDT Criterion Games, best known for developing the Burnout franchise of racing titles, is now taking a crack at the venerable Need for Speed series.

"We don't have a plan right now for a separate major launch on Burnout, because the team doing it is working on a revolutionary take on Need for Speed," said EA CEO John Riccitiello to Kotaku.

Nervous Burnout fans should take note that while it may be a long wait for another Burnout title, the franchise is apparently not being melded with Need for Speed.

When asked whether the "revolutionary" take was some kind of combination of the two racers, Riccitiello replied: "I don't think you can fold Burnout into Need for Speed, because a lot of people like Burnout."

No other details on the title have been released.

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  • I really liked the old NFS series. I loved the different varieties of tracks. They were in different locations or city scape type environments and stretched out for miles. I also liked the odd sites and sounds you would see or hear and the occasional off road track you could go through. Circa original NFS and NFS 2. I loved NFS Hot pursuit, that added alot of extra variety of gameplay. I also liked how they gave statistics and videos of the actual cars which was nice (NFS 1) I didn't like the NFS underground series because there was waaay too much crap to do to the cars. I just think the series needs alot of work to be interesting again. The game just evolved into crap.