Burnout developer adds fuel to next-gen fire

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The developer behind Burnout and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Criterion, has announced its plans for a new open world racing game – and some of its job listings for the project could indicate that it’s being planned for next-gen systems.

The fast car aficionados are currently looking for a new lead software engineer and AI programmer. Both positions talk up the the chance to make “world class games, on cutting edge hardware”, with the lead software engineer job asking for somebody sufficiently capable of helping “create a new extension to the existing Criterion team focusing on developing on new platforms”. The Ai Programmer will be tasked with magicking up  “believable, open world AI Racing Drivers”. 

It could likely mean that we’ll be seeing a Burnout Paradise-like game on the 3DS, PlayStation Vita or even the Wii U – but it could indicate something more. Microsoft and Sony both insist that next-gen is far off, but rumours increasingly point to an E3 2012 reveal for Microsoft’s new console, with Sony’s coming soon thereafter.

Source : Gamespot

Last Updated: August 5, 2011

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