Black: “We couldn’t make Black 2″

Thursday, 25th March 2010 12:20 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Bodycount boss Stuart Black has told OPM the prospect of revisiting his Criterion shooter, Black, is now an impossibility.

“To me it’s kind of like a band,” said the developer, speaking in the now-with-subs issue 43. “When we made Black there were certain people, key members of the team, who formed the core band. There are a lot of those people that are working with us now, but there are others who aren’t.

“Even if we wanted to, we couldn’t make Black 2 in exactly that way, because those people aren’t there.”

Black released for PS2 in 2006. EA told the mag it’s “always flattered” by requests for a sequel, but that Criterion is now focused on Need for Speed.

Black is now heading up the newly-founded Codemasters Guildford, developing Bodycount, a new FPS IP.

OPM’s got a stonking feature on Bodycount in its latest issue, so be sure to pick it up.



  1. cookiejar

    The most worrying part of that statement – ‘Criterion is now focused on Need for Speed’- I hope not forever! I want my Burnout fix again in the future.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. SplatteredHouse

    Burnout, nothing. Road Rash is the way to go, next!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Dr.Ghettoblaster


    #3 5 years ago
  4. cookiejar

    I stand corrected!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DaMan

    I can’t believe it’s been 10 years since the last Road Rash :(

    #5 5 years ago

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