Criterion Games will now be responsible for the entire Need for Speed franchise.
Speaking in response to a query from Game Informer at E3, Criterion’s VP Alex Ward claimed that although the franchise has fallen under the responsibility of various developers, from now on Criterion will be the studio responsible.
“Our stamp’s going to be in everything you see in Need for Speed and Burnout going forward in the future. It’s not going to be spread anymore across different companies. Different studios have had a crack at it – it’s definitely a Criterion gig now. Going forward now, with Most Wanted and what we’ll do in the future [will have], shall we say, a strong Criterion involvement, he explained. I’m personally involved in how the cars drive, how the game will play out, how connected they are, and what the features are,” Criterion vice president, Alex Ward, told the website.
Notice how he mentioned Burnout there? Can we have some more please?