I find this very interesting. For years I’ve been saying that ghost games just isn’t getting the job done with these games... rivals, reboot and payback didn’t do it for me in so many ways. So when I heard about NFS:Heat, I didn’t really have high hopes, but after playing for just a an hour or so, i knew that Ghost had finally made a very fun and exciting need for speed game. That game sucked me in and about 30 hours later, I walked away feeling very impressed with what ghost games did, including fun driving/turning controls, a story so laughably stupid that it was actually brilliant, and the entire feel of the game world felt so nice that I didn’t want to stop driving around it. Nothing was more intense than having a 5 star wanted level and your trying to sneak through the trees, dodging cops to make it to your safe house, knowing if you get caught you might lose all the xp you’ve earned. I now found myself looking forward to seeing what a Ghost Games , that finally figured their shit out, would do next, and I guess it’s a shame that we won’t see what that is. It’s hard not to be excited though to see what criterion will do with this franchise again, 2010 hot pursuit and 2012 most wanted were brilliant games. I know the article says criterion scaled down years ago and has mostly been a support studio, so I don’t know what they will look like as I assume they will be beefing back up due to their new project, but I’m optimistic that with the name Criterion, as a long time burnout fan/ fan of those couple NFS games they made, it will be something to be be excited about!