Need for Speed appears to be returning to its roots for its next outing, leaving behind the Slightly Mad (for sims) Studio and picking up Burnout creators, Criterion. Both Brit studios, I might add.
Need for Speed Shift was an impressive departure for a series that had previously been built on arcade roots. However, EA is willing to give that style a go once more, but this time with the skill and talent of Criterion behind it.
If these following pieces of art are to be believed, the next game in the series will be called Need for Speed: Out of the Law and features those good old police chases, and even motorbikes. Need for Burnout might be a better description of the game at this point.
Enjoy the following unconfirmed images (click to enlarge) and tell us if you like the direction Need for Speed is returning to in the comments section.
[UPDATE] - Criterion Games has posted the following message on their official Twitter account:
NFS stories on the net today – 100% FAKE!