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