Criterion Games are developing the new Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). That’s all as I need to know. Here Criterion, have my wallet. It’s yours.
To be honest Criterion had me at Burnout 2: Point of Impact (2002), so trusting them to serve up another sublime racing game is pretty easy, and who can forget Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)? Superb.
Let’s not forget though that as far as big releases go, Criterion Games have put their ‘Burnout’ IP on ice for the foreseeable future and are continuing moonlighting under the ‘Need for Speed’ brand. I honestly don’t have a problem with this as long as the top-notch quality racing games keep coming.
However Joystiq seems to have an interesting theory: ‘Need for Speed: Most Wanted is a secret return to Paradise‘. Well-worth a read. See also: Need for Speed: Most Wanted- Official site.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) will be released across the EU on 2 November 2012. I can’t wait!