Criterion Games, creators of the Burnout series, left a message on their Twitter. curiously, I quote:
“Crash FM off-air today. DJ Atomika is off riding the 3 Peak Jam“.
They may be joking with it, but this seems a reference to SSX, a snowboarding series more popular in video games. Crash FM is the name of the radio station in Burnout: Paradise, and DJ Atomika is the host. who also worked on the SSX series. Of course, this may just be a reference to the climate or the involvement of DJ Atomika in SSX, but a new game would be the most awesome new I’ve heard in the last few years. However, Electronic Arts announced in June that the team was working on a new Need For Speed, so this can’t go further than just a rumor.
The latest games, SSX On Tour and SXX Blur were not well received by critics and was a great rejuvenation for the series.