CONFIRMED: Criterion Working on New and “revolutionary” Need for Speed

Criterion GamesCriterion Games are working on a brand new Need for Speed, which is promised to be “revolutionary”. Thats the confirmation that came from EA CEO John Riccitiello, speaking to Kotaku at E3. The project is being led by the head of the Burnout team, Alex Ward.

Alex is one of the people in the industry I would analogize to the great filmmakers, etc. He is a true creative visionary. We had a great fight about what the next Need For Speed would be like. Of course, he gets to win because it’s his call. It’s not that I’m without an opinion on it.

And anybody looking for a NFS-Burnout hybrid.

1 – Your an idiot for thinking that.
2 – :

I don’t think you can fold Burnout into Need for Speed, because a lot of people like Burnout. We don’t have a plan right now for a separate major launch on Burnout, because the team doing it is working on a revolutionary take on Need for Speed. I don’t know, if Paramount, in addition to owning Star Trek owned Star Wars, which isn’t the way it is, I don’t think you’d merge them.

There you have it. This one will be out in 2010 probably as the next Need for Speed game, Shift, will be out in September for PS3 & 360, headed up by the head of EA Europe and the head of DICE, Patrick Soderland.