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UPDATE:We've received a tip from someone a purported EA employ who wishes to remain anonymous. According to this source, the Need for Speed series isn't shutting down -- but EA Black Box, the development team behind recent entries into the series, "most likely" is. The source explains that EA not only scrapped their plans to open up a new studio in Vancouver, but that they also decided to close Black Box, moving the NFS and Skate teams to their much larger Burnaby studios.

The source further details the fate of Need for Speed -- he claims that one of the next entries into the series will be developed by the EA-owned Criterion Games, and will likely use the engine of their racing series, Burnout. He also claims that there are three different teams within Black Box that are responsible for developing Need for Speed titles (which is how they're able to release a new NFS title every year) -- though these three teams will likely consolidate into one, leading to less NFS releases, more continuity between said releases, and, ultimately, drastic downsizing for the NFS teams.
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Yes! CRITERION FTW! Instantly, the next game now has a really big chance to be a great game.
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well, they got best racing game of the year award at the VGA's with burnout paradise. Something makes me feel they are too good for NFS. Which has become a somewhat gimmicky money making franchise. If they can take it back to the old days. I.E appeal to real petrol heads and make a decent road racing game. Then I would be excited. I'm sure it'd be nice for them to work with proper licensed cars too.

I just hope it doesnt get in the way of Paradise 2!
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well, they got best racing game of the year award at the VGA's with burnout paradise. Something makes me feel they are too good for NFS. Which has become a somewhat gimmicky money making franchise. If they can take it back to the old days. I.E appeal to real petrol heads and make a decent road racing game. Then I would be excited. I'm sure it'd be nice for them to work with proper licensed cars too.

I just hope it doesnt get in the way of Paradise 2!
I don't think they will be doing Paradise 2. I think it will be all DLC and expansions until summer 2009 or so.
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I don't think they will be doing Paradise 2. I think it will be all DLC and expansions until summer 2009 or so.
oh, yeah! I forgot the new island DLC thats coming next year. That'll be great.
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Criterion on N4S sounds great. Lets see some burnout + n4s mixxed!
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Maybe these guys will realize wheels turn instead of lean.
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Yes! This is great news. I just hope they'll keep the franchise faithful to the PC platform.
 
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undercover is the best i've played in my opinion, better control, police are a lot more assholic.
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i reckon UG 1 or 2, or hot pursuit 2 were the best imo
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undercover is the best i've played in my opinion, better control, police are a lot more assholic.
Haha i agree good old coppers
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