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Burnout developer staffing up for new racing game


Criterion Games is staffing up for a new racing game, according to a recent job listing by the company.  The developer who is responsible for the Burnout franchise, as well as work on the Need For Speed series, is looking for a Senior Visual Effects Engineer and a Cut Scene Artist for a “AAA racing title”.

Judging by the listing, Criterion could be making their next Burnout title.  The project is described as “The world’s number one, multi-award winning, arcade racing franchise.”  This means it could be one of two things: The Next Burnout or a follow-up to 2010’s Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.

“Criterion Games is looking for talented Cinematic Artists to work on the world’s number one, multi award winning, arcade racing franchise. You’ll be part of the in game Cinematic Team within EA’s BAFTA award winning Criterion Games studio; with responsibility for bringing to life the visceral, brutal car action Criterion is critically acclaimed, trusted and renowned for,” according to the listing on the career opportunities page for EA.

It’s been quite some time since Burnout fans have gotten a new title.  The developer released Burnout: Crash as a downloadable title last year, but prior to that it was as far back as 2008 that we saw Burnout: Paradise for the first time.

- This article was updated on:March 7th, 2018

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