EA has announced that Criterion Games, the studio responsible for the highly enjoyable Burnout games as well as previous Need for Speed entries like Most Wanted and Rivals, will be spearheading production of the next title in the long running Need for Speed franchise.
In an announcement on the EA website, General Manager at Criterion Games Matt Webster confirmed this update and are excited in “bringing Criterion’s unique point of view, unparalleled game feel, and high quality innovations that will chart a new future for this wonderful series of games.”
Along with this announcement, Need for Speed Heat will be having cross play starting June 9, allowing all users to race with each other, whether on the PS4, Xbox One, or PC.
At Criterion, we’ve always believed that games are better with friends. We don’t want your platform of choice to be a barrier for that experience.
Need for Speed Heat will be premiering on EA Access come June 16 and will also release on Steam in the near future. Tune in to EA Play on June 18 for more announcements from the Need for Speed franchise and from EA in general.