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Criterion is moving away from racing games and sequels


6:00 PM on 04.15.2013
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Criterion creative director Alex Ward has had enough with floating rumors, so he's taken to Twitter to debunk speculation that his team is working on a Need for Speed or Burnout sequel. In addition, he said his next game won't be a Black or Road Rash sequel. In fact, it won't even be a racing game.

"After over a decade of making racing games it's time to make something new. It is early days thus I have nothing to 'announce' or talk about," Ward wrote.

Though a game announcement may not be upon us, it's noteworthy that Criterion is making a departure from racing games, especially since they are on Electronic Art's payroll and EA rarely lets studios do something new.

Ward drops hints that a sequel to Black was pursued but met with difficulty: "No Black2 either folks. Volumes to tell on that topic, but will save that for  when I get a book deal..."

Here's the rumor I'd like Ward to debunk: After a Black sequel being shot down, the studio is now developing a first-person shooter in a different or new franchise. I hope it's not Medal of Honor.

In the near future, expect to see Black Box and not Criterion on Need for Speed releases.






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