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Need for Speed: Most Wanted developer Criterion plans for another Burnout game, says Road Rash a 'good fit'

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Criterion, the developer behind upcoming title Need for Speed: Most Wanted, sees another entry in its classic Burnout series in the company's future, creative director Craig Sullivan told The Guardian in a recent interview.

"There's still a lot of stuff we want to do with driving," Sullivan said. "We will make another Burnout game at some point.

"Obviously, as we're working on Need for Speed we're thinking of really good ideas that aren't right for this series; there are ideas that we're going to explore with Burnout," he added. "And we wouldn't be making Need for Speed or Burnout games if we didn't think the driving genre had a long shelf life and that we could push the boundaries."

Sullivan said there is "a lot of new stuff" in Most Wanted for players to digest, a sentiment producer Hamish Young expressed to Polygon during a recent EA event.

"We've reined in some of the ideas we had for this game, they were a little ahead of their time," said Sullivan.

Sullivan said that the motorbike downloadable content for Burnout Paradise was popular among players, some believing Criterion should make a Road Rash game.

"But then we might make a game without vehicles in it," Sullivan said. "I mean, we made Black, I was the lead designer —we might make a game about blowing the crap out of each other! But Road Rash seems like a good fit for Criterion."