The Burnout Team is doing Speed. Need for Speed, that is. Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello clarified that the NFS and Burnout franchise will NOT be merging into one, although the Burnout Team, frontlined by Alex Ward of Criterion Games, will be taking care of the next NFS iteration.
"Alex is one of the people in the industry I would analogize to the great filmmakers, etc," he told Kotaku in a chat at E3 last week. "He is a true creative visionary. We had a great fight about what the next Need for Speed would be like. Of course, he gets to win because it's his call. It's not that I'm without an opinion on it."
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