Criterion’s new game among “nearly half a dozen” new EA games at E3 2014

By Brenna Hillier
5 June 2014 00:02 GMT

E3 scheduling reveals EA is bringing whatever mystery title Criterion is working on to the show.


According to the Spike TV E3 All Access schedule on GameTrailers, the publisher has a lot to show off.

“Live from the Shine Exposition Center, Electronic Arts CEO Andrew Wilson reveals Battlefield: Hardline and world premieres nearly a half-dozen new games, including updates on Mirror’s Edge, Dragon Age: Inquisition, a new project from Criterion Games, and much more,” the site promises.

Criterion Games is the erstwhile guardian of the Need for Speed franchise, now handed off to Ghost Games and taken off the annual schedule (bold and much appreciated decision there, EA).

Fans will be hoping for a new Burnout, perhaps, and Criterion has expressed an interest in a reboot the past.

It’s worth noting that founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry have left Criterion, though, to found a new indie. Ward had suggested he wouldn’t be making any more racing games, so that’s not necessarily a bad thing where Burnout fandom is concerned.

Nearly half a dozen games on show, eh? At its most recent investor briefing, EA said it has six games to show, but goodness knows what mix of new and known games we’re talking about here.

In addition to those listed above, we expect to see the new Star Wars: Battlefront, which is in the works at DICE, but probably not Visceral’s Star Wars game, since the studio is busy with Hardline.

Beyond EA, in addition to much-anticipated showings of games we already know about, like Halo 5: Guardians The Order: 1866, we’re expecting a lot of surprises this year. Just look at this huge list of unannounced games to be shown at E3 2014.

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