Criterion: Burnout Is In Our DNA

By Darryl Kaye on September 1, 2010, 6:06PM EDT
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Criterion are best known for their Burnout franchise, but currently they're working on EA's Need for Speed franchise, with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit due out in a few months time.

With this being so, questions were raised about whether Criterion would return to the Burnout franchise, or just stick with Need for Speed. So, we asked Matt Webster, a Senior Producer at Criterion.

"You know what? I love this question," he said. "When we're doing Burnout people are always like 'so guys, when are you going to do Need for Speed?'. And now we're doing Need for Speed, people are like 'so what's going on with Burnout?'."

"To answer your question, no, Burnout's here. Burnout Paradise was so successful for us. It's written into the DNA of Criterion, we just happen to be doing a Need for Speed game."

So there you have it. Burnout is part of Criterion, so expect them to return to it in the future.

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