EA confirms Criterion-made NFS: Most Wanted for E3

Friday, 1st June 2012 17:05 GMT By Johnny Cullen

EA’s officially confirmed the existence of Need for Speed: Most Wanted as part of the publisher’s E3 line-up announcement

No more details are given on it besides a first look at the racer at the publisher’s E3 press conference on Monday. As expected, Hot Pursuit developer Criterion Games is handling development.

The official Need for Speed Facebook page has posted the first screen here.

Dead Space 3 is also mentioned in the release. Again, no more details on that until the press conference on Monday.

EA’s promised to show “titles not yet announced” at the presser, including one unannounced Facebook title.

The press conference happens from 9pm BST (1pm PST/4pm EST/10pm CET) on Monday. You can watch it here.

Rest of the line-up is below.

  • Battlefield 3: Close Quarters and Battlefield 3: Armored Kill
  • Crysis 3
  • FIFA 13
  • Madden NFL 13
  • Medal of Honor: Warfighter
  • NBA Live 13
  • NCAA Football 13
  • NHL 13
  • SimCity
  • Star Wars: The Old Republic



  1. CyberMarco

    Am I the only one that doesn’t see Need For Speed: Most Wanted listed? :/

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Sam Clay

    @1 Johnny is fixing this :P

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Goffee

    So, nothing “new” then?

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Johnny Cullen

    @1 There’s no more details on it. It’s a fleeting mention at the top of the press release that it’s a first look at the game. It’s actually not listed in the actual line-up.

    The official NFS FB page has just posted the first screen of it. I’ll get it up in a second.

    EDIT: I just seen what you and Sam meant. I’ve fixed it.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ToxicCrusader

    E3 hasn’t even started yet and we’ve already had loads of ‘pre-E3 game announcements’. Hopefully Sony and Microsoft have some surprises which they haven’t yet revealed, otherwise this is going to be a standard affair E3.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. roadkill

    <3 Criterion! :))

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Fin

    Can’t wait for another Criterion NFS! Hot Pursuit was awesome!!

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    Can we have some kind of customization ?

    #8 3 years ago
  9. gomersoul

    Can’t they just make another burnout game? Paradise was much better then all the need for speeds put together… Apart from the showtime thing, bring back crash mode and you’ve got a sale e.a.

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Ireland Michael

    R.I.P. Burnout.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. ManuOtaku

    #10 i think it will eventually come down to be “Burnout” but with the need for speed name on it.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. loki

    not again
    RIP burnout rip criterion

    #12 3 years ago
  13. AHA-Lambda

    Am I the only one really let down by EA’s line up on offering here? =/

    #13 3 years ago
  14. Phoenixblight

    I just want Dead Space 3.

    #14 3 years ago
  15. Da Man

    Excellent. With awesome titles like NFS HP, Burnout can rest in piece like the shitty series it is.

    #15 3 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    @12 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is an absolutely stellar game, by a company that truly knows its art, but its still a pity to see the Burnout franchise being sidelined.

    #16 3 years ago
  17. OlderGamer

    Tbh, I would rather them sideline Burnout for a bit. Bring it back in a few years. Keeps it fresh. Imo, too many games have turned into yearly or near yearly releases. Nice to have them spaced out a bit.

    #17 3 years ago
  18. bzahediasl

    oh man i love nfs most wanted…it’s in first line in the series…

    #18 3 years ago
  19. Moonwalker1982

    It’s just kind of stupid to call it Need for Speed Most Wanted though, why not Most Wanted 2? It’s like all these games like SSX, Medal of Honor, Tomb Raider. We’ve already had those names,what is it with that?

    #19 3 years ago
  20. Hunam

    I want BP2 :(

    #20 3 years ago
  21. DSB

    I’ll start giving a damn when they announce another Underground.

    #21 3 years ago

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