Criterion Games Cancels “Beyond Cars” Extreme Sports Project; Focusing on Star Wars and New IP

on June 22, 2016 10:40 AM

From its original debut at E3 2014, Burnout developer Criterion Games had been at work on a new title (referred to as “Beyond Cars”) that would incorporate a wide mix of extreme sports vehicle action from dirt biking, helicopters, wing suits, and more: however, the project does appear to have been scrapped, according to the studio in a new statement.

Developer Criterion Games revealed that its “Beyond Cars” project, which was shown during EA’s E3 2014 conference in a rough prototype state, has officially been cancelled as Criterion Games will instead be turning its attention to other projects at EA.

Specifically, an EA representative clarified in a statement to GameSpot on the extreme sports title that “while [Criterion Games have] 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.”

That collaboration between Criterion Games and EA’s other studios includes the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront VR experience for PS4 (which lets players pilot an X-Wing in VR), while having also contributed to some of the development for last year’s Star Wars Battlefront (such as the speeder bikes).

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