Criterion Begins Development on New Need for Speed Game

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With the final update now out for Need for Speed: Heat, Criterion, the developers who worked on the Burnout series and more racing games, have confirmed that they will now behind full development on the new Need for Speed title.

This news was confirmed in a blog post by the team, detailing the final update released for Neef for Speed: heat, which introduced Cross-play. 

The official blog post by the team reads:

As we at Criterion shift gears into the future with full focus on developing the next Need for Speed game, this will be the final update for Need for Speed Heat. Since the launch of Need for Speed Heat and as players continue to tear it up in Palm City, we’re listening to what you love about this experience, and what you all believe could be even better. With these insights, we have a terrific foundation to create the most expressive, most socially connected, action-packed game yet for Need for Speed fans and beyond.

They then went on to talk a bit about the cross-play features added in the recent Need of Speed: Heat update, while hinting at that the feature will carry on over to their next title.

You’ll know from our past history that we want to bring players together however we can. With this announcement and what we’re working on for the future, we’re focused on uniting the wider Need for Speed community – so that you can play, race and compete with all of your friends.

We can’t wait to share more details about Need for Speed down the road. Until then, stay safe, and play together!

We wish the team best of luck, and hopefully, the new Need for Speed game is able to capture what many are so lusting for from the series after so many years.