Three Fields Entertainment was set up last year by Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry, who had previously founded Criterion Games, the studio behind the Burnout racing games. Three Fields’ Twitter feed has been teasing that, despite having left the Burnout games in EA’s hands, the studio is looking to make a spiritual successor.
EA may own the rights to Burnout, but they don’t seem to be doing anything about that, with the last game - Burnout Paradise - having been released in 2008. But if crash-tastic racing is what you crave, then the hit you need may lie in Three Fields’ plans.
Two things. Our first game is a multiplayer sports game. Coming Spring 2016. Then we make a driving game. RT and #ScreamIfYouWantToGoFaster— Three Fields (@3FieldsEnt) October 1, 2015
Their first tweet from last night suggested that a new driving game will be put into production after they’ve finished their current sports game, which will release spring 2016.
What sort of driving game you ask? A spiritual successor. Speed. Traffic. And Crashing. Lots and lots of crashing. #ShinyRedSomething— Three Fields (@3FieldsEnt) October 1, 2015
The second tweet clarified that the studio was looking to create a spiritual successor to something. That #ShinyRedSomething hashtag certainly refers to Shiny Red Car, the codename for the first Burnout game while it was in development.
Spiritual successor to which one though??? The second, the third or the fourth one?? #decisions— Three Fields (@3FieldsEnt) October 1, 2015
The third and final tweet of the night suggested that the game will be a spiritual successor to either the second, third, or fourth Burnout game. Provided Three Fields intends on bringing their new racer to PC, this will be the first time we’ve seen a Burnout-style game of this design: we’ve only had the pleasure of the open world Burnout Paradise (the fifth game), whereas the previous games were all event-based.
Would a classic Burnout-style racer on PC be something you’d be happy to get behind the wheel of?