Since one decade EA has been releasing another Need for Speed title each year, beginning with Underground. Consequently, there's always little room for technical and graphical innovation. Furthermore gaming consoles set limits in that field. There have been several developers behind the NfS titles. Black Box Studios was behind Underground, Underground 2, Most Wanted, Carbon, Pro Street and Undercover. But after Undercover got rally bad ratings, EA decided that Shift should be made by Slightly Mad Studios. While they are still working on Shift 2, Burnout Paradise creator Criterion Games is about to finish Hot Pursuit.