SSX Being Made By Criterion Games - "Peak 3" (Rumour)

#1 Edited by Linkyshinks (9881 posts) -

 


Destructoid reports the next issue of Official PlayStation Magazine reveals a new SSX game, that's being made by UK Guildford based developer Criterion Games
  

  That's the rumor, coming straight from the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine. The title is said to be in development alongside the already confirmed "action" Need for Speed title that's set to ship this holiday.

Word of a Criterion-developed SSX started floating around awhile back when the company's official Twitter account dropped a mysterious message referencing SSX announcer DJ Atomika, as well as the "Peak 3."


http://www.destructoid.com/rumor-that-should-be-true-criterion-working-on-new-ssx-163455.phtml           
 
Where my mate Emily works ^^
#2 Posted by Icemael (6269 posts) -

A new SSX game? Developed by the Burnout people? Awesome. I was starting to think we'd never see another SSX.

#3 Posted by JJOR64 (18782 posts) -

I hope this is true.  Crazy snowing boarding action by the guys who make crazy over the top racing games.  Count me in.   :)

#4 Posted by Rhaknar (5940 posts) -

i loved the first few SSX games, but i dont know if i would like another these days, not really into racers anymore. Hell, unless the criterion nfs is "Need For Speed: Burnout" and plays like burnout but with licensed cars, i wont care much :/

#5 Posted by Dirty_Harry (717 posts) -

 
Played the hell out of the first games. Hope this is true!

#6 Posted by shadows_kill (3165 posts) -

sweet been waiting for this since the hint in the burnout paradise demo :D

#7 Posted by eclipsesis (1242 posts) -

Coolio, But what happened to EA BIG?

#8 Posted by nukesniper (1311 posts) -

I really hope this is true, but the twitter post that they reference was one of a mess of random posts by the Criterion guys. They were talking about a lot of games, and SSX 3 caught my eye the most. 
 
I don't trust much of anything that is said on twitter, especially from those Criterion folks. I jokingly asked them for something on Burnout Paradise 2 and got these tweets back from them: 
 
"@nukesniper It's set on the Moon. Obviously." 
 
"@nukesniper Lunar Challenges! Moonbase Alpha! WWII Bomber! Driving the 'Meteor Storm' lunar rover!" 
 
I appreciate them for being wacky and crazy on twitter though. 
 
Anyways, if Criterion is making SSX: Burnout: Need for Speed: Paradise, I need to buy four of them. Now.

#9 Posted by VWGTI (1919 posts) -
@eclipsesis:  That's a great question.
#10 Posted by EVO (3778 posts) -

They need to do two things to make this the best snowboarding game ever: 

  1. Dual stick controls like Skate
  2. Sandbox
 
Basically make it like Skate but on snow and more over the top.
#11 Edited by SuperSecretAgenda (696 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:

"  


Destructoid reports the next issue of Official PlayStation Magazine reveals a new SSX game, that's being made by UK Guildford based developer Criterion Games
  

  That's the rumor, coming straight from the latest issue of Official PlayStation Magazine. The title is said to be in development alongside the already confirmed "action" Need for Speed title that's set to ship this holiday.

Word of a Criterion-developed SSX started floating around awhile back when the company's official Twitter account dropped a mysterious message referencing SSX announcer DJ Atomika, as well as the "Peak 3."


http://www.destructoid.com/rumor-that-should-be-true-criterion-working-on-new-ssx-163455.phtml            Where my mate Emily works ^^ "
Huh. Looks like the guy who drew Empowered and Dirty Double is the artist for this. That's awesome. I can tell from the leather on the girl to the left :P (Of course, there's a couple of other obvious things that his art style tends to contain, but his leather is the most glaring one.)
 
Adam Warren or something? Kindof forget his name.
#12 Posted by Venatio (4485 posts) -

A new SSX game by Criterion for 360/PS3? Great

#13 Posted by RaccoonusDoodus (324 posts) -

Finally. I love SSX. Let's hope this turns out to be true. And let's hope it's better than the last two SSX games...

#14 Posted by CoolDrMoney (1978 posts) -

About time we get a new SSX. Though they should drop Atomika and bring back Rahzel from the original games.

#15 Posted by WillyLo (298 posts) -

Oh... MY... GOD! If this turns out to be true... I... I dunno what I'd do but I would definitely be SUPER EXCITED!

#16 Posted by Cerza (1653 posts) -

I really hope this is true.

#17 Posted by FrankCanada97 (4039 posts) -

DJ Atomika? Nooooooo!!!!!! Other than that, this is interesting news, I enjoyed the classic SSX games.

#18 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

Calling it : Daft Punk as playable characters. 

#19 Posted by Rayfield (2097 posts) -

I'd be vaguely interested in another SSX game. Hopefully it will include another 'making-of' documentary where Z-grade celebrities try to justify their failing careers by trying to explain the motivations for their characters.  
 
  
  
#20 Posted by MKHavoc (1305 posts) -

I played the hell out of SSX Tricky and 3.  This better turn out to be true.  It's been a while since I've played a good snowboarding game.  Actually it's been a while since I've played any snowboarding game.

#21 Edited by JackSukeru (5816 posts) -

I totally loved SSX 3 and before that I had played quite alot SSX Tricky. But then On tour came out and it seemed not like to much of an uppgrade so I skipped it, then came Blur and I read a review that said it had control issues, besides it was for the wii and I wanted it to look "next gen" so I skipped that as well. And then nothing came out. 
 
It took me quite a while to realize that incremental uppdates had been a part of the series since the beginning, and that expecting every game in the franshise to be a big leap forward was gonna end in disappointment. In retrospect I sort of regret not sticking with the series more. 
 
Anyway that was then and this is now, if a new SSX is in the works, then I am all for it. Bring it, I'm ready.

#22 Posted by DarkShaper (1296 posts) -

This is great news assuming 

  1. It's more like Tricky and SSX 3 and less like Blur
  2. Has local multilayer   
#23 Posted by DukesT3 (1853 posts) -

I.. I... cant express how... FUCKING EXCITED I AM!!! FINALLY! SSX! BACK! ok.. I think I've calmed down.. but dude.. fuck yes. 

#24 Posted by Andorski (5107 posts) -

So basically EA is going to DICE and Criterion and asking "Please make all our games!  We have no fucking clue what else to do..."
 
Not that this is a bad thing.

#25 Posted by gike987 (1720 posts) -

The SSX games was some of my favorite games last gen so this is awesome news. 

#26 Posted by Odyssey (114 posts) -

That drawing freaks me the fuck out.

#27 Posted by coonce (1429 posts) -
@JJOR64 said:
" I hope this is true.  Crazy snowing boarding action by the guys who make crazy over the top racing games.  Count me in.   :) "
absolutely agreed - i am really really really hoping for this. 
 
#28 Posted by Dany (7887 posts) -

I loved...i mean LOVED SSX Tricky, everything about that game was just perfect. SSX3 was a great imporvment, less wacky but still awesome.
 
Never picked up on tour, think that is whats it called, because the direction that game went appeared desperate, stupid and total white with drawings, which is just a terrible ui concept.
 
I honestly hope these rumors are true!
 
Eddie, Elise and Griff! yeah!

#29 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -

Being an SSX3 master myself (and someone who refuses to believe that On Tour and Blur exist), I will say that I'm half and half about the idea of Criterion making one of these games. 
 
On one side, they know a lot about racing, and the racing portions of SSX3 in particular were pretty goddamn amazing.  HOWEVER, there was another part to that franchise:  tricks.  That's something that EA Canada knew and understood incredibly well (building their portfolio on games such as NBA Street, Sled Storm, Freekstyle, Def Jam Vendetta, and SSX).  This is the part that worries me about Criterion:  I don't know how well they can pull off the trick part of it all. 
 
Nonetheless, I would die a happy, happy, HAPPY man just to get a new gen SSX game that rocks fucking ass in the same way that SSX3 did.  That game holds an incredibly special place in my heart and always will, and I really want to see that return to form from someone at EA.  Hopefully, Criterion can do it.

#30 Posted by PureRok (4235 posts) -

I've only owned an played SSX, and I loved it. Hope a new one comes out.

#31 Posted by Shadow (4965 posts) -

 Man...Zoe is so going to get frostbite
#32 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

I would LOVE to get back up on the slopes with Moby Jones and the gang.  SSX was my first PS2 game I got, and I've been a huge fan ever since.  I would love to see a new game made for the current-gen.

#33 Posted by RsistncE (4496 posts) -

HOLY FUCKING SHIT. If this is real, I can't wait.

#34 Posted by ajamafalous (11591 posts) -
@Linkyshinks said:
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Check out Hot-Tits on the left, there.
 
 
 
Anyway, DUDE. I still remember Tricky like it was yesterday. Does PlayStation Magazine mean PlayStation exclusivity?
#35 Posted by TomA (2532 posts) -

I was just thinking that today how much I love SSX, when I was watching Men's Half Pipe snowboarding in the Vancouver games:) Man Shaun White is GOOD!

#36 Posted by TinaWood (116 posts) -

I love the SSX games, they're always good fun. I hope there's truth to this, it seems like a good fit.  
 
I've only ever played Burnout Revenge, which I liked a lot. I wanted to get Paradise...

#37 Posted by ShinyD3mon (148 posts) -
@TomA:
Dude, totally.. there isn't really a better time for this news to come out, now that television sets across the world are transfixed upon the winter Olympics.. more specifically, transfixed upon Shaun White.
 
I'm not sure how I feel about EA Big not publishing it, though I love Criterion's pedigree.. if it had to be anybody else, I would have probably chosen them anyway, and I can't wait to see what they're bringing to the table.
(Also, it kinda sucks that I won't be able to say "EA SPORTS.. BIG" along with the publisher title card at the beginning of the game, though I think I'll eventually get over it =p)
 
I'm also kinda excited about the mentioning of DJ Atomika.. I guess I'm in the minority when I say I liked him as a wacky, slightly-annoying-but-still-cool DJ, and I absolutely loved the soundtrack of SSX 3. I didn't venture outside of the third game in the series, but I can say that it's my favourite extreme sports game of all time, easily eclipsing any game belonging to the Tony Hawk franchise, in its glory years (THPS1 - THUG), which I have quite fond memories of. My time playing SSX 3 was basically bursts of zany, unbelievable, ridiculous fun.. it was honestly a snowboarding masterpiece, and remains the only video game to have given me small cases of vertigo. Some of those jumps were siiicck, dude.
 
Wait.. man, I just realized this news comes from OPM.. the idea of a great new SSX game (I'm not counting you, Wii ripoffs) I won't be able to play frightens me.
SO HELP ME, BRING IT TO THE 360.
#38 Posted by ShinyD3mon (148 posts) -
@TinaWood:
Haha, yeah.. Burnout Revenge is one of my favourite racing games of all time, I had a ton of fun with it.
 
I picked up Paradise last year to satisfy my racing appetite, and I should tell you, it's a lot different than Revenge.. one of the biggest things is how much harder it is, due in large part to the removal of same-way Traffic Checking.. virtually anything you hit, you're gonna crash.
And crash.
And crash.
 ..I'd still totally recommend it to you.. it's got the Burnout name, and for the amount of content on the disc, as well as the free DLC they put out after release (ie. motorcycles..!), it's still a steal at $20.
 
Back to SSX.. well, I kinda covered it in my above post.
..But I can't believe that game came out in 2003. I was 13 at the time, so (naturally) I chose Grif as my character.. do I pick him again if he's in the new game, or am I too grown up for that? What if they modeled Grif himself as an adult now, should I choose another character regardless? Oh, life's dilemmas. =p
 
I'm interested.. who did you play as, Tina?
#39 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -
Really hope this is true and it's more like SSX 3 with the character customization and the one big ass mountain with the secrets and shortcuts.
#40 Posted by C_Rakestraw (803 posts) -

That would be awesome. Hope it's true.

#41 Posted by MrJared (396 posts) -

Hey guys, I was inspired quite a bit by this rumor (and this thread of course!) and so tonight I'm starting up a new game of SSX3 ... and you can watch if you'd like :)   
 
http://ustream.tv/channel/jaredrea    
 
Begins in just a few minutes!

#42 Posted by jakob187 (21503 posts) -
@MrJared said:
" Hey guys, I was inspired quite a bit by this rumor (and this thread of course!) and so tonight I'm starting up a new game of SSX3 ... and you can watch if you'd like :)   
 
http://ustream.tv/channel/jaredrea     Begins in just a few minutes! "
I don't want to brag or anything, but I could wreck ANYONE on this fucking site at SSX3.  All platinums and had a few world records on the pipes for a while as well.  = D
#43 Posted by Black_Raven (1759 posts) -

I hope this is true, I think Criterion is very well suited for this kinda game

#44 Posted by iieconii (1 posts) -

I signed up for this forum to post specifically on this thread.
 
I've wanted a new SSX to come out SO BADLY since SSX3 and was really REALLY let down when I heard that EA Big was going under.
 
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this rumor come true.  I will preorder this game.

#45 Posted by masterpaperlink (1823 posts) -

I have never been so i excited for any game, im having freaking DREAMS about it 

ssx 3 is in my top 3 games ever

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