October 24, 2012


McLaren MP4-12C: from inception to in-game

Category: Insider

Two of the companies that go to making our new Need for Speed game are situated just nine miles apart in the South East of England: Criterion Games, the developer of the Burnout Series, Hot Pursuit and this year's Most Wanted, and ... Read more

McLaren MP4-12C: from inception to in-game

October 11, 2012


INSIDER: How to Build a Video Game World

Category: Insider

Ever wondered how we build the game world for a Need for Speed game? Well, wonder no more. It all starts with a conversation. And a lot of Post-It notes. Before we spend any time actually modelling the environment, we talk through what ... Read more

INSIDER: How to Build a Video Game World

July 15, 2012


Criterion Look Back at Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

Category: Insider

If you missed last week’s post from the guys at Criterion Games, you can check out their look back at Burnout Paradise right here. They’ve talked through their previous driving games: Burnout, Burnout 2: Point of Impact, Burnout 3: ... Read more

Criterion Look Back at Need for Speed Hot Pursuit

July 10, 2012


Criterion Games: And Then There Was Paradise

Category: Insider

If you missed last week’s post about Criterion games, you can find out where it all began with our Burnout recap here.  We got as far as Burnout Revenge, so today it’s time for Burnout Paradise. Our first dedicated PlayStation 3 ... Read more

Criterion Games: And Then There Was Paradise

July 03, 2012


Criterion Games: In the Beginning...

Category: Insider

Criterion Games are at the wheel of the next Need for Speed, and it’s full throttle to the finish. In development terms, these guys are ripping through red lights, near-missing traffic and taking down their rivals. Blink if you dare – ... Read more

Criterion Games: In the Beginning...

June 27, 2012


How to Build a Video Game Car

Category: Insider

Want to know how we create the cars for Need for Speed?  Here's how: We start by picking an awesome car, say the BMW M3 Coupe. It makes the grade, because it's a timeless car: fast, powerful, tough.  Perfect for the kind of ... Read more

How to Build a Video Game Car