Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

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Criterion has confirmed that it will make another Burnout game "at some point" in the future, before suggesting that its next game could be a new Road Rash title.

"There's still a lot of stuff we want to do with driving," Criterion's creative director Craig Sullivan told The Guardian.

"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."

Criterion's last core Burnout game Burnout Paradise was released in January 2008, before shifting focus onto the Need For Speed series in the years that followed.

The studio is currently putting the finishing touches to open-world racer Need For Speed: Most Wanted, a game many have likened to Paradise.

"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 continues.

"I had a lot of fun playing that game, we think bikes are fun. We might make a Road Rash game…. But then we might make a game without vehicles in it. 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…"

Footage of a canned Road Rash in development at EA Warrington leaked onto YouTube five years ago. Then, in 2010, concept art from the unannounced title was posted by former EA artist Ross Dearsley.

Next year's Need For Speed is expected to be in development at new EA studio EA Gothenburg under the eye of Criterion's Alex Ward.

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A new Road Rash with the old gameplay and modern graphics and Sega can make Super Hang On with the same, then ill be very happy.
Posted 23:50 on 17 October 2012
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I've wanted a Road Rash remake for about 15 years!
Posted 22:55 on 17 October 2012
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I would be most content just with a port of the original Road Rash games over to Live/Steam/PSN. They were a lot of fun.

And I recall the original adverts. :D Aired during GamesWorld on Sky, and were abysmally bad!
Posted 19:42 on 17 October 2012
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Please make a road rash or burnout or road rash or burnout.
Posted 15:56 on 17 October 2012

Game Stats

Release Date: 02/11/2012
Developer: Criterion
Publisher: EA
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 96 3
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