Rumor: Criterion working on Need for Speed title due in 2010

By Stephany Nunneley, Friday, 15 May 2009 14:59 GMT

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Criterion Games is rumored to be working on the next iteration of the Need for Speed franchise, and it’s slated for a 2010 release.

According to a Primotech source, the development was announced during an internal presentation at EA Redwood last week by John Riccitiello.

EA responded to queries regarding the news with a side step, stating that “right [now] we’re focused on Need for Speed World Online, SHIFT and NITRO.”

Need for Speed developers, Black Box, are currently at work on the MMO title and will return to the racer for the 2011 release.

Last month, Need for Speed: Shift producer Jesse Abney from Slightly Mad Studios told us that Criterion would be a “great team to work with” on the series.

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