Criterion working on an ‘Unannounced Racing Title’ due for release in 2013

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Criterion Games is developing an “unannounced racing title” due for release in 2013, the CV of one of its employees has suggested.

The unannounced game is listed on the LinkedIn profile of the Need For Speed: Most Wanted developer’s lead cinematic artist for marketing, alongside the words “EA Games 2013”.

The project also appears to be listed on a second Criterion employee’s LinkedIn, too.

Neither listing offers any clues as to what franchise the game could belong to, or whether it’s a new IP. So, what could it be?

Well, last October, Criterion confirmed that it would be returning to Burnout “at some point” in the future, but later said that it was “highly unlikely” it would ever develop a direct sequel to Burnout Paradise.

A revival of bike combat series Road Rash was teased by the studio last year, too, when creative director Craig Sullivan told The Guardian that “Road Rash seems like a good fit for Criterion…”

Alternatively, it could be a reference to Criterion’s work on Ghost Games’ unannounced Need For Speed title, which many expect to be this year’s major Need For Speed release, and which Criterion is said to be heavily involved with.

Criterion’s creative director Alex Ward said yesterday that he had spent “another #epic day working with an #epic team on something #amazing”.

But could it be Burnout? Could it be Road Rash? Or could it be another Need For Speed?

We’ve checked in with EA to try and find out, and will update if we hear anything back.

Source: LinkedIn

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Burnout Paradise

  • Release Date: January 22, 2008
    • - 16 March 2018 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
    • - 06 February 2009 (PC)
    • - 25 January 2008 (PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
  • Platform(s): Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
  • Genre(s): Arcade, Racing