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Criterion Working On Need For Speed Or Burnout For Vita?

The Vita could use another great racing game. Wipeout 2048 is fantastic but Ridge Racer (while it got a lot better after release), wasn't quite up to snuff.

Besides, the Need for Speed name is always capable of driving sales, right? Superannuation noticed a job listing for UK studio Criterion Games; it's for a software engineer who will - evidently - work on a new project for Sony's new portable. Few specific details are found.

Apparently, the information included "optimizing and tuning the game resource system for the PS Vita" but since the news, that has been altered to "optimizing and tuning the game resource system for other platforms." Nice attempt at a save, but it's probably too late. Criterion delivered Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in 2010 and the downloadable Burnout Crash last year, but we haven't heard much from them since.

Maybe a new NFS for the Vita is precisely what they're working on, or at least a new installment that will be available on home consoles as well as the handheld. Then again, maybe it's a new Burnout...we'd be enthusiastic about either, really.

Tags: vita, playstation vita, need for speed, nfs vita, criterion games

5/17/2012 10:15:11 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (16 posts)

Highlander
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 10:32:13 AM
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If they put a Burnout Paradise out on PS3/Vita with the cross platform compatibility (including Vita/PS3 cross platform play online) and 'transfarring', I would be in racing game heaven and buy both on day 1.

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frylock25
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 10:37:04 AM

that is exactly what i was just thinking.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 11:16:08 AM

since I haven't owned a portable game system for a while, that will be a great feature if someone changes their mind in the future.

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CrusaderForever
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 2:37:24 PM

@Highlander

+1

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Beamboom
Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 8:06:24 AM

You mean then a Burnout Paradise sequel, right? Oh man, that's so d1p it hurts.

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Highlander
Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 10:15:36 AM

Yeah I mean a sequel, to Burnout Paradise. Definitely. D1P with no questions in my mind at all.

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Simcoe
Saturday, May 19, 2012 @ 12:06:10 PM

If any EA studio could pull such a feat it would be the blokes at Criterion!! I would gladly by both games and the PS Vita, if it's a Burnout Paradise sequel! Ro-lling Stock!!! ;-)

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frylock25
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 10:36:40 AM
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i would LOVE a new burnout! its been way to long since we got a new game. they did an awesome job with paradise. first game i platinumed. id really love a burnout that i could play on ps3 and vita. i forgot all about the nfs game they did. i think i should try and get a copy of that.

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Sunni_Boi
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 3:24:39 PM

Dude the NFS game was great, and still alot of people play online.

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Oyashiro
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 11:12:39 AM
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A burnout for Vita would be GODLY!

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Fabi
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 11:31:58 AM
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I hope it's Burnout. Don't care much for NFS.

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cadpig
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 1:44:40 PM
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Didn't care that much for Burnout Paradise. I want a portable Burnout Revenge.

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Highlander
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 2:10:11 PM

Obviously, you just didn't play it enough... :)

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___________
Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 3:58:34 AM

paradise was allot like red faction guerrilla.
a massive departure for the series, but also a freaking awesome game!
dunno which one id rather, another like paradise or another like revenge.

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AcHiLLiA
Thursday, May 17, 2012 @ 2:16:33 PM
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Dammit, I want Need for Speed Underground 3.

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___________
Friday, May 18, 2012 @ 4:00:00 AM
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oh for the love of god no!
criterion stop wasting your time on the NFS series!
EA has PLENTY of teams to waste their time on that!
we NEED a new burnout game!
dont give a flying hoot which system it is on, just for the love of god, enough with NFS we need another burnout game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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