Criterion says goodbye to racing games

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Pour one out for Burnout, my friends. Eurogamer captured the Twitter updates of Criterion chief Alex Ward telling fans that they will be moving away from racing games for the foreseeable future.

Here is what I want folks to know. Some folks are eternally disappointed. Nothing I can do about that. So many tweets asking for new Burnout.

Equally many tweets asking for a new NFS game from us. Also Road Rash. Whilst I love all of those games, I am personally not doing any.

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.

Criterion made Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, as well as Burnout Paradise and the arcade download title Burnout Crash.