Criterion, the studio behind Burnout, are at work on a "revolutionary take" on the Need For Speed franchise. When's it out? Well, according to EA's Frank Gibeau, it'll be out next year.

He made the comment in a conference call earlier today, which was held to provide a "please explain" for the company's decision to axe a whopping 1500 employees.

Next year, eh? Not bad for a game we've literally heard or seen nothing about.