Criterion Games is developing another Need For Speed game, a job advertisement for the developer has revealed.
According to the job listing, the studio is “looking for talented Cinematic Artists to work on the world’s number one, multi award winning, arcade racing franchise.”
So why do we think that’s Need For Speed?
Well, earlier in the same description the job ad refers to Need For Speed as being “the bestselling racing brand in the gaming world” that has “won a ton of awards”. It doesn’t take a genius to put two and two together.
According to the listing, players should expect “entertaining, compelling in-game cinematic action sequences” from the racer, as well as “intense car action sequences, terrifying jumps, insane crashes and epic car chases”.
Criterion first got involved with the Need For Speed franchise with last year’s critically-acclaimed Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. The superb open-world racer went on to win a BAFTA and become the highest rated game in Need For Speed’s history.
But this isn’t the first time it’s been suggested that Criterion could be working on a sequel to Hot Pursuit.
Earlier in the year another job ad revealed that Criterion was developing a game with “believable, open world AI Racing Drivers”.
Could a sequel to Hot Pursuit be on the cards for 2012?
This year’s Need For Speed, Need For Speed: The Run, was developed by EA Black Box. The game launches in the UK tomorrow.