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Submitted by Simonkey75 1071d ago | news

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. (Android, iPad, iPhone, Need for Speed Most Wanted, PC, PS Vita, PS3, Xbox 360)

Jdoki  +   1071d 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!!
mynameisEvil  +   1071d 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.
Jdoki  +   1068d 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.
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computeSci  +   1071d 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.

Edit:

@ mynameisEvil exactly.
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morkendo23  +   1070d 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.
mynameisEvil  +   1068d 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.
abzdine  +   1071d 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.
Shawtymann  +   1071d 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
TopDudeMan  +   1071d ago
Haha, apparently they don't make sequels to their own games anymore, either! Everyone wants more burnout!
Ron_Danger  +   1071d ago
Or maybe a Black 2
Spacemagic  +   1070d ago
This x1000...
MoreRPG  +   1071d ago
But you should take into consideration what makes those games great.
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Ddouble  +   1071d 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.
jd666  +   1071d ago
They don't do wheel support anymore either!!
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