RUMOR - EA insider clears up Need for Speed/Black Box talk

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Rock Raiyu, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. Rock Raiyu

    Rock Raiyu Clock Up

    Jul 14, 2007
    United States
    Walking the path of heaven
    EA is going to have to step in and clear up this mess. It only took 48 hours, but rumors of the Need for Speed series cancellation, and Black Box studios closure are all over the place. Now, word comes from a so-called insider, and he has info to try and straighten out all this nonsense.

    - Vancouver studio will not be built
    - Black Box will most likely be shuttered
    - Need For Speed and Skate franchises are moving to a new studio
    - next NFS game will be developed by EA’s Criterion Games studi
    - three different teams will work on NFS, in order to create new fresh titles every year

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  2. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

    Nov 27, 2006
    Bruges, Belgium
    Criterion Games? That are the guys from Burnout, right?

    Never liked Burnout that much, but the guys got experience with racing games, so maybe they'll make something nice out of it [​IMG]
  3. science

    science science rules

    Jun 9, 2006
    Dang, we were so close.
  4. Banger

    Banger Me > | | < You ..Wanna Line dance?

    Oct 31, 2007
    United States
    So each new game they are going to use a different group of people to make it? This could result in some very fun and different need for speed games or a bunch of shitty games that will someday be reviewed by AVGN, but I guess only time will tell.
  5. ackers

    ackers GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 17, 2007
    OMG Criterion Games making the next NFS??! It's gonna fuckin rock if so I can tell ya that!
  6. Joey R.

    Joey R. Banned

    Jul 7, 2008
    Oviedo, Asturias
    "I have a bad feeling about this..."
  7. 754boy

    754boy :D

    Oct 24, 2002
    United States
    Well I know the one from Criterion is gonna rock. NFS has been going down hill since Most Wanted and Undercover is just horrible. I don't think it could get much worse [​IMG]