It seems that the developers over at Criterion aren’t really done with the Burnout series. Yes, EA said that the Need For Speed franchise is all in the hands of these guys, but they ARE thinking beyond the… need for speed (so to say, since Burnout is still a racing game). The creative director, Craig Sullivan, told The Guardian that even if their hands are full with this year’s Need for Speed they will make a new Burnout game, at one point:
“There’s still a lot of stuff we want to do with driving,” Sullivan 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. And we wouldn’t be making NFS or Burnout games if we didn’t think the driving genre had a long shelf life and that we could push the boundaries.”
So we know there’s going to be a new Burnout game. The question remains, when? Well for now it seems that they are thinking about doing something that might not even involve racing at all:
“We might make a Road Rash game…But then we might make a game without vehicles in it,” he said. “I mean, we made Black, I was the lead designer; we might make a game about blowing the crap out of each other. But Road Rash seems like a good fit for Criterion…”
The last core Burnout game was 2008’s Burnout Paradise.
So what do you think guys? Would you like a new Burnout game? Sound off bellow in the comment section!
Vlad Pintea didn’t try the Burnout franchise but that’s only because he’s not really into racing games. But he IS into doing reviews, looking for funny stuff gaming-related, starting conversations about gaming and such and always being up to speed with the latest news and rumors concerning video games. You can contact him via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, Skype, My IGN or on Steam, all at the same name: vlad94pintea. Have a good day and remember! Stay calm and keep on gaming!