Criterion promises new Burnout, but says Road Rash is 'good fit'

It's been four years since we've seen a proper Burnout game from Criterion. Fans who fear that the team has abandoned its beloved series can rest their minds a bit.

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It's been four years since we've seen a proper Burnout game from Criterion. Lately, the studio has been assigned on the annualized Need for Speed series, having worked on Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted. Fans who fear that the team has abandoned its beloved series can rest their minds a bit as creative director Craig Sullivan has promised that Criterion will work on a new Burnout in the future.

"There's still a lot of stuff we want to do with driving," he said. "We will make another Burnout game at some point. Obviously, as we're working on NFS we're thinking of really good ideas that aren't right for this series; there are ideas that we're going to explore with Burnout."

While Criterion will undoubtedly work on a new Burnout game some time in the future, the team may have its sights on other projects. The team could consider making a non-driving game, for example. "I mean, we made Black, I was the lead designer – we might make a game about blowing the crap out of each other!" he told The Guardian (via Gamespot).

Criterion may also want to work on a different EA franchise. "When we did Burnout Paradise we did some motorbike DLC and now everyone thinks that we're going to do Road Rash at some point," Sullivan said, adding "Road Rash seems like a good fit for Criterion."

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    October 17, 2012 1:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Criterion promises new Burnout, but says Road Rash is 'good fit'.

    It's been four years since we've seen a proper Burnout game from Criterion. Fans who fear that the team has abandoned its beloved series can rest their minds a bit.

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      October 17, 2012 1:03 PM

      I've said this before and I'll say it again: A new Road Rash partially modeled on the original Need for Speed Most Wanted would be fantastic.

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      October 17, 2012 1:30 PM

      They need to get a new Burnout in my face and down my throat, STAT.

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      October 17, 2012 2:03 PM

      jesus this will be like, the 5th fucking time EA tries to do road rash

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        October 17, 2012 2:36 PM

        ROAD RASH

        An EA Sports and Nike collaboration.

        In the near future motor vehicles are outlawed. People move around with Hyper-Shoes, a genius product that Nike created powered by Cherry Pepsi.

        You are a Hyper-Shoe Policemen, it is your job to protect the Cherry Pepsi reserves and patrol the Streets in your NIKE Hyper-Shoes.

        The streets are rough and gangs are notorious for mugging people to get their Cherry Pepsi. You must use everything you can to arrest gang members and confiscate their Hyper-Shoes so they can only be used for greater good.

        Your are the Hyper-Shoe warrior.

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        October 17, 2012 5:58 PM

        The Road Rash they did for PS1 was pretty sweet dude

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          October 20, 2012 5:41 PM

          I remember is Road Rash 3D for the Playstation. Fondest memories there from the awesome soundtrack to the free roam.

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      October 17, 2012 2:43 PM

      I loved Road Rash.

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      October 17, 2012 2:45 PM

      I wish they would do a sequel to Black. I enjoyed it.

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      October 17, 2012 3:58 PM

      Road Rash was one of the best games ever made. Oh how I miss you RR. This would be beyond awesome if they really did it.

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      October 17, 2012 4:28 PM

      On the topic of Criterion, has anyone heard about a demo for the new Most Wanted yet?

      It's looking like a real successor to Burnout Paradise, but I'd really like to try it out first.

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      October 17, 2012 6:56 PM

      A new Road Rash would be awesome. I still play it on the 3DO from time to time.

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      October 18, 2012 7:57 AM

      OMG PLEASE ROAD RASH !!!!

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      October 18, 2012 10:23 AM

      Holy jesus if they freaken release a new road rash game I will go mad with happiness. I have sooooo many fond memories of playing that game on the sega with my dad. Some of best times of my life.