Ex-Burnout, Need For Speed devs working on two new games

Three Fields hopes to release both games in early 2015.

Image from Burnout Paradise, not Three Fields Entertainment's upcoming games.

Three Fields Entertainment, a new studio founded by former members of Burnout and Need For Speed series developer Criterion Games, is currently working on two games.

Three Fields announced the news on its official Twitter account. It also announced that it hired Paul Ross, an 18 year Criterion veteran who worked on games like Burnout Paradise and Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, as its new Chief Technical Officer.

Three Fields is currently comprised of 10 full time employees, all of which were previously at Criterion, and the developer said it’s looking to expand.

Three Field was founded earlier this year by Criterion founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry after the two left Criterion and Electronic Arts, which acquired the studio in 2004.

Three Fields said that it hopes to release both of these games in early 2015.

Earlier this week, Electronic Arts and Need For Speed’s current developer, Ghost Games, announced that they will not release an entry in the series this year, so they can take the time to develop a “highly innovative” game.

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Discussion

33 comments
navy125
navy125

What happened to MotoGP by the way THQ did a great job with it and the online was awesome now we have nothing.

navy125
navy125

Need for speed needs to go back to its roots that made the game great.  Like need for speed underground for instance.

onixevil
onixevil

The one reason i care about NFS and Burnout is because i hate cars simulation games  

atomicjuicer
atomicjuicer

Am I the only one who actually LOVED Need for speed the run?

I still play that game even though I have much newer games.

fillup0
fillup0

A spiritual successor to Burnout Paradise maybe?

immortaltech6
immortaltech6

Is a true Burnout "sequel" too much to ask? It's almost like they don't want $$.

91210user
91210user

This sounds exciting. I don't care if it's not Burnout and if it's a new game with the Burnout mechanics considering that EA has the rights to make Burnout!

Mo60
Mo60

I hope to see in the future Need For Speed:The Run 2.

randomkidlol
randomkidlol

But its not as good as EA Black Box, who made the best NFS games in the history of the franchise. These guys did a pretty good job though.

Razor10000
Razor10000

burnout paradise was awesome. one of my favourite racing games, renderware engine is perfect for burnout games. since ea reduced critearion games staff and now that they use frostbite engine for everything, i doubt that there will be another good burnout game.

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

No more Burnout at all.  Do something else.  I played Paradise for an hour and got incredibly bored with it.

B-boy
B-boy

I make road rah or skitching

mikedee1
mikedee1

I'd like to have another game like Black

cvetkovic333
cvetkovic333

Great,paradise was a fantastic arcade racing game so i have high expectation.No chanse that they let them self new most wanted again. 

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I just really want a new Burnout game. With tech these days it could be awesome, right down to the car designs. As someone who grew up on the Burnout games I initially wondered if I had my nostalgia goggles on, but after playing through some of them recently they still strike me as legitimately solid games; especially Burnout Takedown.

Iemander
Iemander

Can someone please make a decent Need for Speed game again, the last one was Most Wanted released in 2006. Shift was a good experiment but wasn't developed enough. All the Criterion sucked balls, I don't know who paid EA under the table to make that happen, but no one cares for your crappy explosions, we want a good RACING GAME.


Looking forward to the next Forza Horizon, the real sequel to NFS Most Wanted.

Sevenizz
Sevenizz

Just remake Burnout 3, Paradise was a mess.

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

As a longtime fan of Criterion, I can't wait to see what it is they're doing. This is going to be pretty damn sweet!

texukijinrex
texukijinrex

@navy125  That's not NFS' roots, you called it roots because that's the very first NFS you've played.

Cybertron713
Cybertron713

@atomicjuicer  I think the game is a wonderful addition to the series. Better than most of the newer titles.

Trevorbangbang
Trevorbangbang

@Mo60  Criterion destroyed nfs, they should not be given the responsibility to destroy THE RUN!!!

pez2k_
pez2k_

@Razor10000 Renderware is dead sadly, a deliberate move by EA. They didn't want Criterion to be licensing it out, then gradually enforced on them the use of Frostbite. It's a shame, it seemed like solid middleware and perhaps could have given Unreal Engine a run for its money. With Zenimax also barring id from licensing their engine, UE virtually has a monopoly nowadays, only rivalled by the rather budget Unity.

woodyfr
woodyfr

@jinzo9988  It's not a game made for you, that's all. I play Burnout Paradise since 6 years and I'm not bored!