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Criterion Hiring For Open-World Racer On "New Platforms"

Criterion Games is best known for their fantastic Burnout titles, and they delivered the stellar Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit last year.

However, fans haven't seen an epic, open-world racer since Burnout Paradise, and Criterion's new project is Burnout Crash, a downloadable top-down adventure that, while seemingly entertaining, isn't exactly what the hardcore racers want. Well, good news:

As noted by VideoGamer, Criterion is seeking an AI Programmer for an "open-world racing game." Plus, another listing for a Lead Software Designer mentions "new paltforms;" as the description says, the new employee will "help create a new extension to the existing Criterion team focusing on developing on new platforms." Now, when we see the term "new platform," we can only assume the next generation of consoles or - perhaps more realistically - the PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS.

Either way, we'll definitely want to see Criterion's new project. If they're creating an expansive new racer, it's bound to rule. It's what they do.

Tags: criterion, burnout, burnout crash, need for speed

8/4/2011 8:45:36 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

Temjin001
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 9:56:16 PM
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Cool, I look forward to what they unveil.

I also look forward to the coming years when I get to see and respond to job postings like this one. Companies like Bungie, Sucker Punch and Turn 10 are a hop skip and jump away. I'll probably be hitting them up first ;)

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:19:59 PM

Take me with you, I can't program but I can be highly entertaining :)

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Temjin001
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 12:17:53 AM

Bungie: Temjin, any closing comments you'd like to make before we close this interview? Wait. I actually have one last question for you. So just what's in that large rustling bag next to you?

Temjin: Oh, this? hehe, yeah, I was just going to get to that, *lifts bag flap and World comes rolling out while spinning on backside* yeah, I like to call him ... WEWM. Just think, hire me and you can have him as our new team pet. You know? To replace the last one you lost when you and MS split?

Bungie: Oh sweet. You're hired. Steve Balmer would do tricks for us all day. We've missed that little monkey and all of his shenanigans ever since.

=p

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 12:54:31 AM

haha, hey now I was thinking more along the lines of businessman schmoozer and corporate cougar hunter :)

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Nickjcal
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 4:04:17 PM

LOL That's pretty funny Temjin.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:11:31 PM
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OMG!!! YES!!!

If there is a Burnout coming to the PS Vita, I'm gonna get it Day 1!!! I just hope it's not exclusive to 3DS, a price drop this early suggests the device may tank early. Hopefully Mario, Kid Icarus and Starfox can save it.

I'm a massive fan of Burnout, I still think Burnout Revenge was the best title of the lot, I liked Burnout Paradise, especially the many free DLC's, but Showtime just wasn't the best replacement for Crash Mode. It was cool, but I didn't feel that sense of epic destruction like in Revenge.

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Excelsior1
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 11:52:07 PM

@dancemachine

i totally agree. burnout revenge is still the best. i was a little turned off by that stupid dj in paradise, and did not care for open world aspect of it either for some reason. still liked the game very much though and i was very impressed by criterions's ps3 coding abilities as well.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 10:29:34 PM
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New Paltforms? What are these new paltforms? Is MS really announcing their new assault on gamers patience for replacements at E3 2012?

I always get nervous when they start making games for the next generation, it means less good stuff for this gen.

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Ignitus
Thursday, August 04, 2011 @ 11:15:32 PM
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I'm sure they are hiring for the new burnout on PS4/ XBOX NEXT. We will find out at next year's E3.

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___________
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 3:59:33 AM
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only games i ever want to see criterion working on are burnout and BLACK!
but the latter never going to happen, so give us a spiritual successor to the best racing game this gen!
had so much fun with burnout paradise i finished it like 10 times!
platted it.
bought ALL the DLC!
bought it again on my 360, finished that several times.
then bought it again on my PC so i could try it out with my G27.

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faraga
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 3:19:21 PM

I tried it on the PS3 with my G25. It was awful. Though I loved the game itself, 102%'ed it.

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Fox hounder
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 5:08:21 AM
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I hope they are talking about the PS Vita and 3DS, no new consoles yet. I'm looking for a PS Vita Gran Turismo announcement now.

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JMO_INDY
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 10:05:34 AM
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Just give me a new BLACK.

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faraga
Friday, August 05, 2011 @ 3:22:17 PM
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Don't forget that the WiiU is coming out at around the same time as the PSV and is bound to be at least as powerful as PS3/360. So that could be the new platform as well. Though I'd love to see a big Burnout game coming out on the PSV.

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