Soon weíll receive PR from Electronic Arts announcing that Burnout developer Criterion is working on a 2010-bound Need for Speed game. The blast wonít a surprise -- this isnít a secret pairing. EA COO John Pleasants and EA Games label president Frank Gibeau have confirmed it before. But itíll be nice to have the triple confirmation (which comes together to form the Confirm-Force).
If EA corporate whispers during financial conference calls donít convince you that Criterion is indeed doing Need for Speed, perhaps the developerís latest not-so-cryptic tweet should do the trick. ď2010 will satisfy our increasing desire for traveling at a rate of high velocity,Ē it reads, ď Ö or something to that effect Ö ď
Right. So itís either a new Need for Speed or Criterion is redoing that bike section in Battletoads. Weíre up for both.