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Criterion interested in bringing back Road Rash, get your chains at the ready

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Speaking to The Guardian (opens in new tab) - and to the part of me that would whack someone with a chain for a new Road Rash - Criterion's Craig Sullivan expressed an interest in the Burnout/Need for Speed developer tackling the '90s bike-violence classic next. It wouldn't be completely pie-in-the-sky - if you remember that Burnout publisher EA also owns the rights to Road Rash, then it suddenly makes a lot of sense.

Here's the relevant quote: "I had a lot of fun playing [Road Rash], we think bikes are fun. We might make a Road Rash game…. But then we might make a game without vehicles in it. I mean, we made Black, I was the lead designer – we might make a game about blowing the crap out of each other!"

However, as the Guardian puts it, he then 'pauses and smiles, before pointedly adding, "but Road Rash seems like a good fit for Criterion…" I'm surprised he didn't accompany that with a wink.

If you've forgotten what Road Rash looks like, have a watch of the following video, preferably after muting the hideous soundtrack.

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.