Criterion would ‘love’ to make a new Burnout game again

Criterion would “love” to make a new Burnout game again one day in the future after the series has been on a long hiatus.

It’s been years since we’ve seen a new Burnout game. The last release was Burnout Paradise Remastered in 2018, which was of course a remaster of its 2008 original. Prior to the Remastered game, we had Burnout Crash in 2011.

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Classic Burnout was awesome

However,  Burnout Crash was a small-scale digital-only game for console and mobile. To be fair, this small spin-off title was probably the closest thing we’ve had to classic Burnout. The series expanded into larger maps with Burnout 3 in 2004 following EA’s takeover of Criterion Games.

Arguably, we haven’t seen classic Burnout since the original two games from 2001 and 2002, respectively. Sure, the original two games were very linear. For some, this linear, nonsensical arcade gameplay was the perfect formula. However, there’s little arguing that Burnout Paradise wasn’t a blast.

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In recent years, Criterion Games has been focused on the Need for Speed series with its latest entry Unbound releasing this week. With that in mind, if there’s one thing that Burnout fans can agree on, is that we would love to see the series return and evidently, so does NFS Unbound creative director, Kieran Crimmins.

It seems Criterion wants Burnout to return!

During an interview with Eurogamer, Crimmins said that he’d “love” to see the Burnout series return one day. “It’s not something we’re looking at doing now, but if you’re talking about the two games that the studio has the most passion for, they’re obviously Need for Speed and Burnout,” he said.

Crimmins went on to say that Burnout offered a “unique take on racing” and it would be “absolutely phenomenal” on modern systems. “So I guess what I’m saying is, I would love to do that,” he added.

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At this time, there is no official indication that Burnout will return. However, at least we know that it’s in the thoughts of one lead developer at Criterion Games. So, EA, make it happen!

Until that day arrives, we can enjoy Need for Speed Unbound which releases for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S this week on December 2nd. That’s unless you’ve pre-order the digital version offering Need for Speed Unbound early access. In this case, you can play it today!

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