Next Need for Speed Gets the Burnout Touch

June 11, 2009 Written by Dan Massi

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Word has gotten out that the next Need for Speed game will developed by Burnout: Paradise developer, Criterion Games.

The surprise came from EA’s COO John Pleasants during a William Blair Growth Stock Conference presentation. This is what he had to say.

“We’ve taken the Burnout team and combined it with our Need For Speed franchise. So we now have that in our favor because that Burnout team is probably one of the more online-centric and notably high-quality game developers that we have out at Criterion.”

If Criterion Games really is in charge of the next Need for Speed, the franchise is certainly in good hands. And assuming Slightly Mad Studios is hired for more installments, EA would be able to release a new NFS title every year, similar to what Activision does with the Call of Duty series.

Stay tuned on PlayStation LifeStyle for more updates on this story!

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