In retrospect, it made complete sense. Too bad it never happened again!
Criterion, the guys behind the Burnout series and the good Need For Speed games (not the movie), are going through what you could call a transitional period. Like, there's hardly anyone actually working there anymore.
Criterion, makers of some amazing racing games, are officially making the next Need for Speed.
When I first saw the top-down arcade game Criterion Games is trying to pass off as a Burnout title, like many fans I was somewhat upset, but how can I stay angry at a game that features the Pizza of Fortune?
Burnout Crash seems to be a wonderful party game, the sort of title you pop on and pass and play with a group of rowdy friends. That it includes Kinect support only makes the experience better.
Criterion Games has a Burnout spin-off coming to Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network this fall, a game inspired by game shows and pinball, its creators say. Burnout Crash! is also the first Burnout game to support Kinect, an option that may leave you with a burning sensation.
Remember that bizarre, leaked Burnout game that added lobster monsters and UFOs to the crashtastic street racing formula? Electronic Arts and developer Criterion Games just made it official, unveiling Burnout CRASH! for PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade.
Not only is Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's first downloadable content package not coming to the game's PC version, the PC version isn't getting any of the consoles' paid DLC extensions, period, according to the game's studio.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit promises to return one of the most successful racing video game in history to its roots, delivering an easy to understand, but still deep driving experience to gamers of all kinds... including fans of Mario Kart.
A new Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit title is bound to get some attention, but more than two million downloads of the demo in two weeks? That's a huge number, and EA has more where that came from.
If high-speed police chases were half as exciting as this Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit trailer makes them out to be, everyone would be doing them.
This is Burnout. That's the first thing that crossed my mind in the middle of my race against a group of other writers. And why not? Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and Burnout share a pedigree.
After seven years of fans asking for it, Need for Speed finally adds cops to robbers - or, well, racers anyway - in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. And in this game, the fuzz drive a Bugatti Veyron.
Criterion's much hyped and ultimately pretty OK first-person shooter Black may not be getting a sequel from its original creators soon—they're busy making Burnout and Need For Speed—but its original designer is getting back into the FPS game.
Criterion Games today announced that there will be no more downloadable content made available for Burnout Paradise. Now is not the time for tears. It is a time for thanks.
A post on Burnout developer Criterion Games' website reveals plans for downloadable content that never made it to fruition, including boats, helicopters, time travel, and yes - Burnout on the moon.