Rumour: Criterion Digging Deep with Need for Speed: Underground Reboot
Posted by Sammy Barker
How low can you go?
Those fine folks at Criterion rarely get a break, do they? The critically acclaimed Guildford-based studio’s only just wrapped up the excellent Need for Speed: Most Wanted, and now it’s apparently already working on a reboot of 2003's Need for Speed: Underground. There’s no rest for the wicked it seems.
In truth, the rumour’s far from confirmed at this stage. EGM got its driving gloves on the above logo, which looks legit, but could easily be a fan mock-up. Still, it would certainly correlate with recent releases, as the UK developer also rebooted Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in 2010. The logo includes numerous global landmarks such as London’s Big Ben and Rome’s Coliseum.
If real, the title will almost certainly release on the PlayStation 4, and will probably not be ready until next year. New studio EA Gothenburg is reportedly working on this year’s entry in the racing series, using DICE’s delicious Frostbite technology. Are you hankering for more Need for Speed already, or do you think that the series deserves a rest? Let us know in the comments section below.