Burnout never had the financial success that Need for Speed did, but for a while there it was the best arcade-style driving series around. Fans might be divided on whether the traditional Burnout 3 or the open world Burnout Paradise was the peak of the series, but I think we can all agree that making cars explode is pretty great. Now the original creators are working on something in a similar spirit.
Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry, co-founders of Criterion, broke away to start an indie studio in 2014 called Three Fields Entertainment. They’d been open in interviews about doing a driving title in the future, but the mixed response and financial troubles of their first title, Dangerous Golf, had that future in question. Ward confirmed that the studio had moved on to a driving project today on Twitter.
Work has begun on a driving game.— Alex Ward (@CrashedAlex) July 27, 2016
When will this new game be released? Not soon, but keep an eye on our list of upcoming PC games!
While it won’t be a Burnout game--that name is still with EA--it’s tough to imagine these folks not building a highly-explosive, action-packed racer. Rumblings in the past had painted their future driving project as a successor to Burnout 3, and if that means the return of a crash mode equivalent, I’m all for it.
It’ll certainly be some time before we see what form the new title eventually takes. Three Fields had a rough start, but we’re hopeful for their next project.