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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
Criterion Readying "Unannounced Racing Title" for Release this Year
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Criterion Games is working on an "unannounced racing title" set for release this year.

That’s according to the LinkedIn profile of Need For Speed: Most Wanted’s lead cinematic artist for marketing. The as-yet unannounced racer is listed alongside the words, "EA Games 2013."

Seemingly confirming the news is a second Criterion employee's LinkedIn profile too, though the identity of the game is not known.

So what is it? Criterion has already said that a sequel to Burnout Paradise is “highly unlikely,” while it’s possible that the game could be a new Need for Speed. Vice President Alex Ward said recently that future games in the series will have “a strong Criterion involvement.”

Whatever it is, don’t expect EA to be pushed into an announcement. In the meantime, we’ll blindly, wildly speculate. It’s definitely going to be a next-gen Road Rash.

[via VideoGamer]




 
 

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Comment #1 by MyNameIsWill
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:24:54 AM
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Underground 3


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Comment #2 by Afc JoNNy Rfc
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:28:05 AM
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Underground 3 or a new burnout would be nice


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Comment #3 by bluenessy
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:34:36 AM
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I WANT ROAD RASH!!!


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Comment #4 by XoNiNjAlEoNoX
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:34:45 AM
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Underground 3, Carbon 2 or a new burnout would be wicked


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Comment #5 by Rancidblaze
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:34:55 AM
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FFs EA

We can only hope criterion quit out now and go back to making decent well supported games.

Before than the standard EA 3 a year money making specials whore them into the ground


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Comment #6 by Spanish Assault
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:35:12 AM
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I'll take Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2.


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Comment #7 by jbixler
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:37:52 AM
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A new Burnout would be nice. But Underground 3 or Road Rash if Burnout isn't likely.


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Comment #8 by SlySi1976
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:45:07 AM
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Road rash plz


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Comment #9 by x_Silxx_x
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 11:47:45 AM
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Road Rash PLEASE!


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Comment #10 by xKushdiet
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:03:21 PM
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New midnight club would be sweet or underground 3


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Comment #11 by Peter File
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:10:11 PM
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Road rash!!!!!


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Comment #12 by IFTHISTHENTHAT
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:13:06 PM
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Road Rash!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Comment #13 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:14:36 PM
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Need for Burning Black Rash.

#10: Midnight Club is a different dev (Rockstar) and Publisher (Take Two), but yeah a new Midnight Club would be cool.


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Comment #14 by Project K-2
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:29:16 PM
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I would like to see a new Road Rash game. But, whatever game will come, it won't be something as good as any game from the classic ages.
Before starting thumbing me down, just remember that Criterion had made Burnout and Need For Speed lost their identities. Both series didn't start as free-roam game with all open roads during races. The first Burnout game wasn't about powerfull cars, it was about regular cars racing on various cities during rush hour. Burnout Paradise wasn't like that and neither Burnout 3.
On the other hand they also twisted Need for Speed on something quite different. What was the point of making (or remaking) a new Most Wanted when the game doesn't have all the cool features of the original game, and instead it turned to be a Burnout look-alike?
Even if the new game turns out to be a new Road Rash, I'm afraid they replace the bikes with cars and they'll add slow-mo scenes everytime you waste some guy.


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Comment #15 by Aversion
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:33:29 PM
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Please be Road Rash or Burnout Paradise 2.


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Comment #16 by GamePlayUK
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:38:15 PM
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please a next gen burnout game! maybe not paradise 2 but just a new awesome burnout!


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Comment #17 by Lethal Soverein
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:42:08 PM
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By the Gods among us, please let this new found creation be either Paradise 2 or a new iteration of Road Rage. Both of those games I spent countless hours on, and can only hope they get sequels.


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Comment #18 by Hurricane Of 87
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 12:49:31 PM
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#14: Yeah, People wanting to do something different is losing their identities. Penis.


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Comment #19 by Ronn13
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 01:01:02 PM
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NFS Underground ''Our take at underground!''
another NFS Burnout
please no?


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Comment #20 by bedroom
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 01:10:44 PM
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Comment #21 by xxDrAiNxx
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 01:33:21 PM
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Burnout Crash Mode with 1,000 junctions DO IT !


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Comment #22 by CornishMessiah
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 01:51:50 PM
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Road Rash would be awesome! good ol PS1 Jail Break.


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Comment #23 by ash356
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 02:02:48 PM
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Why are so many people asking for Underground 3?
You are aware that it would likely be the same as the new Most Wanted was to the old one: not anything like Underground 1 or 2.
It's a nice thought, but seriously, any hopes that it would be a true sequel to NFSU2 would just be too much to hope for.


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Comment #24 by InfernoFrY
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 02:02:58 PM
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Someone was talking about putting Road Rash on Kickstarter recently. So I doubt it's that...

New Burnout probably.


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Comment #25 by SweptbackFlame
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 02:06:08 PM
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I want an Underground 1 and 2 HD... THIS WOULD SELL GUARANTEED!


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Comment #26 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 02:11:51 PM
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its gonna be road rash. its already been confirmed...its still in its production phase, but here it is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYhdtOoWlC8


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Comment #27 by asilent boom
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 02:32:16 PM
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My guess would be, since Criterion just released NFS:MW last year and is in charge of the NFS franchise now, it's probably the next NFS game that's being developed by another studio with help from Criterion.

@24 The person talking about putting Road Rash on Kickstarter was the programmer and co-designer of Road Rash and doesn't own the rights to the IP. He would have to buy the Road Rash IP from EA first before he could do a kickstarter for it, and that's never going to happen.


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Comment #28 by BrandAid1138
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 03:00:51 PM
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aww man, Road Rash was my favorite game on Sega! Please, please, please, please be Road Rash!!


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Comment #29 by creaper210
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 03:07:48 PM
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Another Need for Speed with zero customization and no story. But 250 more challenges to compete with your friends!!! YAY!


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Comment #30 by DeadlySinz86
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 03:40:12 PM
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@10 Midnight Club was made by Rockstar. I reckon it's a new Burnout, altho a new Road Rash would be cool. If they do another NFS: Underground, they need to do it right, Tuners / Muscles and shitload of customization options.


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Comment #31 by sumthingchronic
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 05:04:54 PM
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Underground 3 would be awesome


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Comment #32 by Shadowoso323
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 06:49:09 PM
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if only they can get the Xtreme-G IP...


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Comment #33 by Hitoshimaru
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 07:06:59 PM
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Need for Speed Underground 3.
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!


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Comment #34 by MadAdam81
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 07:53:36 PM
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The Road Rash kickstarter can always be called "Road Rage" or something like that (I think someone else did that). Personally, I loved Burnout 1 thru Revenge, but wasn't so keen on Paradise. I enjoyed Underground, but I prefer Forza for the modding stuff. I am waiting for delivery of Most Wanted U.

They wouldn't need to make Road Rash, as they can always add motorbikes to any other title.


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Comment #35 by EMP
Friday, April 05, 2013 @ 08:49:38 PM
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Please make a Burnout game, or Road Rash, or even a decent Need For Speed game that doesn't try to be Forza FFS.


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Comment #36 by MabusScarab
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 02:38:43 AM
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The resurgence of Road Rash would make for the first racing game i'd purchase on day one since the original Gran Turismo. I used to have it on the Panasonic 3do console and loved it.


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Comment #37 by SteaL K1LL
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 04:13:32 AM
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They need to make need for speed hot pursuit 2 simply because its awesome online all other nfs games that came after hot pursuit sucked hopefully they will do that and ill be getting it day one


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Comment #38 by Deano09
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 07:36:48 AM
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For all you asking for underground 3 dont bother.
As much as i would love to play underground 3. They would ruin a game much loved by many. The need for speed genre has dropped.
I was more than excited for most wanted remake. An what a fail that was. That was not most wanted. It was. Need for speed. Lets drive around and collect cars.
For me. Need for speed will never be what it was. At the peak of underground or the original most wanted.
Hot pursuit was terrible. So was The run. The remake most wanted was poor.

We would all love an undergroud 3. But we all know it would be ruined or no where near as good as what we once remeberd !!


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Comment #39 by chrishaney23
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 09:00:25 AM
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Dont really care. The latest Most Wanted was the final nail in the coffin. Do whatever ya's want. I'm not buying it.

They are always hyped up to be awesome, including by this site and many others. Get it home and its total garbage. DONE!


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Comment #40 by CyberPunch83
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 09:38:25 AM
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I don't care if it's 'highly unlikely', that may just be there to throw us off the trail. The world needs another Burnout game, not more of the same repackaged NFS crap we've had for the last 5 years.


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Comment #41 by Nitnoid
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 11:17:42 AM
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Burnout without crash mode is like a day without sunshine.


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Comment #42 by xRelentlessx
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 12:55:16 PM
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Underground 3 please but not a blatant Burnout ripoff like the new Most Wanted was


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Comment #43 by cheevo360
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 01:39:10 PM
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Burnout and Road Rash please!!!

Leave Need for Speed for few years time because NFS been release yearly, yearly and yearly and repeats.

We need Burnout returns this time as well bring back Road Rash as it is been for longer time. I remember played it bit in old day gaming. New one will be need this time,

Put NFS out of and let this franchise is break this time. :)


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Comment #44 by Richters Shadow
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 03:39:09 PM
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Road Rash would make me so wet.


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Comment #45 by agord2407
Saturday, April 06, 2013 @ 05:00:00 PM
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Underground 3 plz


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Comment #46 by Wing X Custom
Sunday, April 07, 2013 @ 03:03:14 PM
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^ What he said.


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Comment #47 by Ninja Kaspyr 83
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 03:44:50 AM
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no seriously....its gonna be road rash. its already been confirmed...its still in its production phase, but here it is...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYhdtOoWlC8


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Comment #48 by izzy702
Monday, April 08, 2013 @ 10:28:41 PM
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Well I just finished listening to an interview with kid cudi. He's apart of the movie coming out and he also said he's going to be apart of a gaming they're coming out with. http://datnewcudi.com/2013/04/04/kid-cudi-explains-collaborations-with-aap-rocky-kendrick-lamar-michael-bolton/


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