Aside from 2006’s Black, Criterion Games has stuck to the racing genre ever since their Burnout breakthrough back in 2001. But, according to Creator Director Alex Ward, the development team is stepping away from the racetrack for their next project:
After over a decade of making racing games it’s time to make something new. It is early days thus I have nothing to “announce” or talk about
— Alex Ward (@AlexanderJWard) April 15, 2013
After this initial bombshell, Ward continued to drop hints about what Criterion WASN’T working on, including a new Burnout game, a Need For Speed: Underground remake, Black 2, or a game based on Back to the Future.
However, Ward assured fans that the developer will return to the Burnout series someday, tweeting, “When it feels right we will make another one.”