Criterion’s Extreme Sports Title Cancelled, Dev Focusing on Star Wars
Burnout studio will continue to “build new ideas” for EA.
Publisher Electronic Arts has confirmed that Criterion Games’ extreme sports title – which promised a variety of different vehicles and activities – is no longer in development. The news was conveyed to GameSpot recently.
“While they’ve moved on from the previous project they’ve spoken about and aren’t pursuing it, they are continuing to build new ideas and experiment with new IP for EA, in addition to continuing to collaborate with other EA studios.”
The project, which went untitled, was in the prototype stage before the plug was pulled. Criterion is now shifting focus to work on Star Wars titles from other EA Studios including contributing to Star Wars Battlefront VR (the studio had also added Speeder bikes to the recent Battlefront).
It’s a shame that we won’t see another Burnout from the studio but at least all hands are on deck to support future Star Wars titles. Thoughts on the cancellation? Let us know below and stay tuned for more information.