Need for Speed: Most Wanted is coming on October 31, and developer Criterion Games is already giving us visions of sugarplums for its next few titles. Those sugarplums happen to be filled with smashed windshield glass and biker leather, because creative director Craig Sullivan told The Guardian that Criterion will definitely do another Burnout, and wouldn’t mind taking Road Rash for a spin.
“We will make another Burnout game at some point. Obviously, as we’re working on NFS we’re thinking of really good ideas that aren’t right for this series; there are ideas that we’re going to explore with Burnout,” Sullivan said. “There’s a lot of new stuff in Most Wanted, a lot for people to get their heads around- and sometimes there’s only so much explaining you can do–we’ve reined in some of the ideas we had for this game, they were a little ahead of their time.”
Sullivan said Criterion might explore other action genres, like he did as lead designer on Criterion’s 2006 FPS Black. Road Rash does happen to be an original Electronic Arts property, though…
“When we did Burnout Paradise we did some motorbike DLC and now everyone thinks that we’re going to do Road Rash at some point,” says Sullivan. “I had a lot of fun playing that game, we think bikes are fun. We might make a Road Rash game…Road Rash seems like a good fit for Criterion.”