Rumour – New SSX in the works at Criterion

Friday, 12th February 2010 12:48 GMT By Johnny Cullen


According to the latest issue of OPM, a new SSX is in the making.

The mag reports Criterion are making the title alongside the Need for Speed title that was confirmed for a Q3 FY2011 release on Monday.

No more details were given other then that.

Only one SSX title has come out this generation, which was SSX Blur for Wii. No other titles in the series have come out for PS3 or 360, with On Tour being the last SSX game a PlayStation or Xbox console had seen in 2005.

Last September, though, Alain Tascan of EA Montreal said the franchise would be revived, but only “if the market is there”.

Thanks, TSA.



  1. Johnny Cullen

    *prays for it to be true*

    #1 5 years ago
  2. mington

    snowboarding games were HUGE last generation

    all the games this gen tend to go for the huge open sandbox mountains, 100′s of different routes…all of them boring

    i hope they make this with strict courses

    1080 ruled!!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Redh3lix

    Still waiting for a Ninty “Wave Race” type game for this generation aswell. Surprised there isn’t one tbh, well, at least a decent one.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. mington

    didn’t ssx come out for the wii? and it was shit?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. mington

    the only way to make these games work again is to make them for the casual market, infact just copy whats gone before but update the graphics

    stick you avatar or your mii on a snowboard and have a simplistic fun stunt racer

    #5 5 years ago
  6. onlineatron


    #6 5 years ago
  7. DrDamn

    Hopefully it will all be about great distinctive courses and not an open world which looks all too similar. Would love for this one to be good though.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Alakratt

    I’ll pray just so this rumor turns into reality!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. onlineatron

    SSX needs to be overtly stylistic, the tracks have to be crazy, colourful and distinctive.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. mington

    if you’ve had phat air on piste once you’ve had it a thousand times

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Blerk

    Man, I cannot stress enough just how much I hate snowboarding games! :-D

    #11 5 years ago
  12. lindblum_resident

    ****. YES.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. TheDifficult3rdAlbum

    Oh man, I remember Criterion back in the day, they had two teams, one did an arcade racing came called Burnout and the other a futuristic tony hawks skatebording thing called Airblade!


    Maybe some of that original team are still there…? :-)

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Johnny Cullen


    God, I haven’t thought of that game in donkies!

    Shows my age for it too. :D

    If I remember correctly, it did alright, although nothing on the standards of, say, the Burnout games or Black?

    #14 5 years ago
  15. SplatteredHouse

    /shakes with anticpation!

    #15 5 years ago
  16. No_PUDding

    With Blerk. Hate snowboarding games

    And wow, yeah Airblade was one of my first PS2 demos. That game was TERRIBLE.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. NGCes26294BIV


    Black and Burnout (Takedown) were, by far, Criterion’s best games of the last generation.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. OlderGamer

    If they just remake Tricky everything will be fine.

    if its sandbox, no deal.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. rosco1uk

    About Time it be a long wait

    #19 5 years ago
  20. MushroomStamp

    SSX Tricky was the best snowboarding game EVER! They need to stop with the realistic courses and get back to the craziness that made this title hot.

    #20 5 years ago
  21. pumpkinhead303

    I really want this to be true! SSX isin my top fav games of all time! me and girlfreind world play tricky for hours!

    #21 5 years ago
  22. onlineatron

    I think about Airblade from time to time.

    I remember wanting it badly and never getting it… then I played a demo and hated it.

    Didn’t know Criterion made it though!

    #22 5 years ago
  23. BabyJesus

    SSX by criterion is so fucking full of win that I may explode from joy.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. QIPZ

    How can the market not be there? There are absolutely no games out there like it… How many games can you buy flaming heads and boards so you can make your ubertricks look awesome. It actually makes me sad that the world has become so unimaginative that there is no such genre other than Shooters and Football and American Football games. The same thing happened to Mirror’s Edge. Brilliant game but you couldn’t get a headshot and was immediately cast aside. If there were to be a new SSX I’d like it to be similar to SSX 3 because I enjoy it more than any of the other titles

    #24 4 years ago

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