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Is a New Burnout Game On The Cards?


It’s something we’ve been dreaming about for years, tossing and turning in a pool of sweat, maniacally muttering “I need to play a next-gen Burnout”. Burnout Paradise was almost eight years ago (and was mildly disappointing, to say the least), and now Criterion seem to have ditched cars altogether in favour of making something that looks.. well, a bit weird. And not Burnout.

We just want Burnout, damnit.

A new British Studio, Three Fields Entertainment, founded by some of the people behind Criterion and the earlier Burnout games has been devilishly teasing their Twitter followers with talks of a “spiritual successor” involving “speed, traffic and crashing. Lots of crashing”.

Oh god yes.

Three Fields Burnout

Their first game is set to come out next year – a secret project so far – so any spiritual successor of Burnout is going to be a long way off. But we are unbelievably excited at the prospect, and will be keeping a close eye on further announcements from Three Fields Entertainment.

Editor in chief // Kim's been into video games since playing Dizzy on her brother's Commodore 64 as a nipper. She'll give just about anything a go, but she's got a particular soft spot for indie adventures. If she's not gaming, she'll be building Lego, reading a thriller, watching something spooky or... asleep. She does love to sleep.