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Criterion: “We don’t make sequels to other people’s games”

Need for Speed: Most Wanted might share a name with the 2005 original by EA Black Box, but current series developers Criterion are making the Need for Speed franchise very much their own.

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Jdoki1400d ago

If you don't want people to think you're making a sequel, a top tip is to not name your game the same as the original!!

mynameisEvil1400d ago

If the you name it the same as the original, then it's a remake, not a sequel.

If they wanted it to be thought of as a sequel, they would've put a '2' at the end of the name.

There. I think you've learned something today:
Same name = remake.

Jdoki1398d ago (Edited 1398d ago )

Perhaps you should read the article. It's not a remake, and doesn't even sound much like a reboot.

"but even though Most Wanted has the same name as the 2005 entry in the series, it is an entirely fresh approach"

If certain consumers were not thinking this was a sequel, we wouldn't need a article where Criterion have to clarify things.

From the sounds of it this game could just easily be label as a Burnout title instead of NFS. Seems their using the Most Wanted sub-title to appeal to those with fond memories of the last decent NFS game before Criterion started turning NFS in to Burnout.

computeSci1400d ago (Edited 1400d ago )

But it's "their" take on NFS: Most Wanted. That's why it's the same name. People would think it would be a sequel if it were called NFS: Most Wanted 2. SSX and Fifa Street used the same name because is was a fresh take, or reboot if you will. No need for numbers.

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@ mynameisEvil exactly.

morkendo231399d ago

Criterion: “We don’t make sequels to other people’s games”

haaaaa. riiiight!! u dont. to busy making NEED FOR SPEED like burnout paradise instead like NEED FOR SPEED.

mynameisEvil1398d ago

You apparently don't get it, then. This IS a remake. A remake/reboot. A "remake" doesn't mean you're making the SAME EXACT GAME again, it means you're taking a title and making it again, whether it's the same game with a graphical enhancement or a new game altogether, it's a remake.

So, yes, it's a remake/reboot. A fresh new approach for a remake/reboot.

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abzdine1400d ago

why not Burnout Paradise 2 then and stay faithful to what you have always done ?

Need for Speed 2012 is obviously another episode on Need for Speed.

B_Rian891400d ago

I'm pretty sure they were forced into making it a Need for Speed game by EA. If it were up to Criterion I believe we would have seen a new Burnout game a long time ago

TopDudeMan1400d ago

Haha, apparently they don't make sequels to their own games anymore, either! Everyone wants more burnout!

MoreRPG1400d ago (Edited 1400d ago )

But you should take into consideration what makes those games great.

Ddouble1400d ago

I would rather a Burnout Paradise 2 but that doesn't mean I won't get this Day 1 since it has licensed cars.

If Criterion wants to wait until next gen for Burnout Paradise 2 or something similar then that is fine by me.

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