• News Burnout And Need For Speed Studio Criterion Downsizes To Just 15 People

    Working on new IP outside of the racing genre

    UK studio Criterion — which created the Burnout series of games and has had a key role in recent Need for Speed titles — has downsized to just 15 staff. The smaller company will now focus on titles away from the racing genre in which it found so much fame. Criterion staff are assisting EA's Ghost...


  • News Criterion Has No Immediate Plans For More Need For Speed

    Burnt out?

    Criterion Games' Creative Director Alex Ward has taken to Twitter to debunk recent rumors about a Need For Speed reboot. In a series of tweets, Ward explained that Criterion wanted to take a break from the Need For Speed series, and racing games in general. [tweet 323861676720005121] Ward did, however, leave the door open for future...

  • Rumour Criterion Is Rebooting Need For Speed: Underground

    Updated: Criterion's creative director shoots down rumours

    UPDATE: Criterion's Alex Ward has tweeted in response to these rumours: [tweet 322632944776802304] So that's that, then. ORIGINAL STORY: We've already reported on the fact that Criterion is working on a new project, and if a fresh rumour is to be believed, we could now have a name for...

  • News Criterion Working On "Amazing" Unannounced Racer For 2013

    Could Burnout be getting a revival?

    It would appear that UK studio Criterion — famous for the Burnout series and the recent Wii U classic Need For Speed: Most Wanted U — is hard at work on its next magnum opus. Some LinkedIn snooping has revealed that the company is due to release another racer this year. Could it be Burnout? Or possib




  • News Need for Speed: Most Wanted Racing Onto Wii U in 2013

    EA gives confirmation

    As part of Nintendo's financial briefing earlier this week there was a display of a number of third-party titles in the works for Wii U, one of which was Need for Speed: Most Wanted. EA's juggernaut racing series makes its latest appearance on Xbox 360, PS3 and Vita in just a few days, but the Wii U version is currently slated...