Rumour: Criterion NFS is Out of the Law, first concept art spotted [Update]

Monday, 11th January 2010 07:34 GMT By Johnny Cullen

NFS Out of the Law

Update: Heads up, kids. Criterion’s just said every droppet of info, and the art, is fake.

NFS stories on the net today – 100% FAKE,” the developer tweeted.

Case closed.

Original Story: A Czech NFS fansite (via is supposedly carrying the first two pieces of concept art for Criterion’s Need for Speed game.

It’s also been given a title, apparently: Need for Speed: Out of the Law.

Our Czech is not so good, so we’re trusting machine translation, but the game’s name is written on the art.

The title’s action looks to tie in closer with Most Wanted then Underground, taking place in Sun Bay City, which is based on San Francisco.

The cars in the game are less extravagant than those in Carbon, with more ‘ordinary’ cars like the Mazda MX-5 in. Bikes are included too.

And you can create your own licence plate.

No platforms yet, but the Eurogamer piece has it down for PC, PS3 and 360. We’ll follow up with EA.

EA confirmed the Burnout studio was working on a new NFS  last June.



  1. Joe Anderson (wotta)

    Doesnt really have a catchy ring to it, maybe it’s badly translated, perhaps its Need for Speed: Outlaw. That sounds better to me.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. The_Deleted

    Outlaw would make far more sense. Own license plates, eh?
    Can’t wait.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Mr-Brett

    Would be great if it’s more like Hot Pursuit 2, which was the last NFS game I enjoyed.

    Criterion would be the perfect developer to make it happen to.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Grimrita

    maybe its NFS: Out of ideas

    #4 5 years ago
  5. KiiD

    Criterion is a great company though so might buy loved Burnout

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Johnny Cullen

    Heads up, Radioheads.

    Criterion’s just said the whole thing is fake.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Blerk

    But they would, wouldn’t they? :-D

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Freek

    Looks very professional for fake art.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    If it is real… they had some balls putting that little “disclaimer” at the bottom. Even on concept art. ;)

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen


    I just seen it.

    #10 5 years ago

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