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Submitted by ChaosKnight 688d ago | news

Criterion: No Plans for New Burnout or Black

Hardcore Gamer: While it looks like Criterion isn't completely abandoning the Burnout series, it's clear there's no plans to produce another game in the series. (Black, Burnout Paradise, Criterion Games, Industry, Next-Gen, PS3, Xbox 360)

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Shadonic  +   688d ago
Wonder what they'll do next.
porkChop  +   688d ago
They're focusing on butchering the NFS series some more.
LOGICWINS  +   688d ago
Most Wanted is incredible! Best racing game I've played this gen by a mile! Pun intended.
M4I0N3  +   688d ago
i really want to see a road rash from them, its totally up their alley
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guitarded77  +   688d ago
I prefer Burnout Paradise to NFS: Most Wanted.
DeadlyFire  +   688d ago
Most wanted sucks. Cops don't even chase you unless you slam them. There are no cops in the MP mode. Thus making the title Most Wanted with cops on the cover very misleading. I am considering to sue for false advertising.
Roper316  +   688d ago
whatever EA tells them to do
Hellsvacancy  +   688d ago
Very true
Prodigy-X  +   688d ago
BOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Quit letting EA force yall to do NFS.
maniacmayhem  +   688d ago
Burnout:Paradise was such a terrific game. Loved every minute of it.
Wagz22  +   688d ago
I loved it so much I platinumed in it haha
dontbhatin  +   688d ago
I was really looking forward to seeing what they would have in store for a next gen Burnout game. the leap from burnout revenge to paradise just amazed me. Hope they make one at some point in the next gen timeline. And i also think they should sit down and think about Black some more. Played that game over and over again when it came out on PS2.
Angainor7  +   688d ago
Well that sucks..
Godmars290  +   688d ago
All Togeter Now...
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O...!!!
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   688d ago
The world shall fall to Seventh Wave......
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PRHB HYBRiiD  +   688d ago
Im not sure if another Black would even be good..i think that game was perfect for last gen consoles but if they do another one its going to disappoint...is just going to feel like another shooter.
oof46  +   688d ago
Black was interesting, but there were some quirks. Namely a story that made no sense and headshots were not one hit kills, which was weird.
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   688d ago
What are you talking about? Headshots were one shot kills, other than fully armoured soldiers and the story was pretty straightforward (A soldier recounting his memories leading to the events at hand.) Battlefield 3 pretty much did the same thing concept wise.
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oof46  +   688d ago
I stand by my comments. And, to back it up:
http://www.psxextreme.com/s...

Excerpts from review:
Shooting: This style of combat wouldn't be so bad if the AI was somewhat competent, but it's simply dreadful. A typical firefight goes something like this:
Shoot a guy in the face
Guy falls down
Guy gets up
Shoot guy in face again
Guy falls down again
Guy gets up again
Shoot guy in face again...Repeat as necessary (and it will be necessary to repeat because it takes an insane number of bullets to take down a single soldier)

Nonsensical story:The story is told through brief, hard to follow FMV snippets between levels, and it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense. Toss in a completely disappointing (and obvious) cliff-hanger ending, and the story is best described as forgettable.

Don't get me wrong, I liked the game, but it had flaws that made it a forgettable fps.
Eyeco  +   688d ago
Yep I agreed with that review, Black was an amazing game to look and hear, but to actually play it was bland, the level design was predictable and straight forward, fire fights went on for far to long especially towards the end, and the game never really offered you much tactical options to engage the enemy. It was always wait shoot,wait shoot.

And all of that would have been fine if the game had any kind of multiplayer, but strangely it didn't which is mind boggling, it honestly would have been the difference between the ok game that it was to the outstanding game it could have been.

Nice game but totally forgettable, especially when you imagine it without the pretty visuals, an improved sequel would be welcomed tho.
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TheColbertinator  +   688d ago
Noooo I want Black 2 :(
Kratoscar2008  +   688d ago
Black was an awesome and hard FPS, the best on PS2.
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DirtyMagician  +   688d ago
Thank god for less need for speed. Definitely need something new, need for speed lost its shine many games ago.
KazeRaVen  +   688d ago
Dammit man, i was Soooooooooooo Looking Forward To a next gen Byrnout & Black, i Loved the first one the graphics were insane for its time. & Deserves a reboot. I feel the detail on the guns in that game are still even better than most gun graphics on current COD games.
barb_wire  +   688d ago
That sucks.. wish they'd re-release 'Burnout 3: Takedown' and 'Burnout: Revenge' on HD PSN/XBL
Rivitur  +   688d ago
Ummm.. You realize Burnout revenge is already on 360 and PS3 right?
BrianC6234  +   688d ago
They should make a new Black. Or at least make an HD version of it. And they definitely need a new Burnout game. Why not make the games people want?
Rivitur  +   688d ago
Oh I was under the impression people wanted Burnout Crash.

haha I kid I kid
sourav93  +   688d ago
I enjoyed Black. Too bad Black 2 is a no go.
BuffMordecai  +   688d ago
WTF. They must hate money.
TheMrMalro  +   688d ago
They said they had no plans for NFS or Burnout and I say good. They broke the NFS series. I can't wait to see what Ghost manage. I hope it comes somewhat close to what Black Box offered. :(

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