Ex-Criterion devs working on two games, and one is a Burnout spiritual successor

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 2 October 2015 09:14 GMT

Former Criterion developers at Three Fields studio are working on not one, but two new games.


A number of ex-Criterion developers lead by Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry who left the studio back in 2014, have since formed a new studio called Three Fields.

Very little was known about the sort of games they’re going to be working on, until today. The studio’s Twitter account tweeted a couple of very interesting announcements.

The first one confirms they’re working on two games, the first is a multiplayer sports game that’s coming in spring 2016. Little else is known about it outside of it being a “an innovative new twist on a sports game that’s fast, funny and heavy on social multiplayer”.

The two tweets that followed should make Burnout fans very excited, as they’re practically a confirmation of a spiritual successor being a in the works.

One of the less visible strengths of the Burnout franchise is that it always relied on non-licensed cars. So while making a spiritual successor will surely require some serious production money, the team won’t have to worry about it looking less authentic because it doesn’t have real cars.

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