Extreme Sports Game by Burnout Dev Cancelled in Favor of Star Wars

Back at E3 2014 Electronic Arts announced a new extreme sports game developed by Burnout developer, Criterion Games. The game was in initial development but the idea of was really promising, however,EA has announced that Criterion Games extreme sports game got cancelled.

According to Electronic Arts the game is no longer in development, as Criterion Games is shifting its focus towards supporting the Star Wars game in development.

While they’ve moved on from the previous project they’ve spoken about and aren’t pursuing it, they are continuing to build new ideas and experiment with new IP for EA, in addition to continuing to collaborate with other EA studios.

Criterion Games is currently helping with the development of Star Wars VR game, and also the studio has worked on the speeder biked in Star Wars Battlefront.

When Criterion Games announced the untitled extreme sports game they had high hopes for it, the game was to retain studio’s focus on racing and crashing. But the game was to go beyond cars by including helicopters, ATVs, planes, jets, wingsuits and more.

The untitled extreme sports game was inspired by daredevils, who do crazy stunts just to record them and upload them online. The game was to be in first person, if it had not been cancelled.

However, fans of the extreme sports games are not out of luck, as Ubisoft has announced its own extreme sports games, Steep. Steep was announced during Ubisoft’s press conference at E3 2016. Players will be able explore gorgeous open world, Ski, Glide and jump from the highest peaks.

A beta for Steep will also be organized by Ubisoft ahead of its December release, however, Ubisoft di not announce the date for beta. Steep is in development for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

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