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The creators of Burnout are working on a new driving game

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In a recent interview, Three Fields Entertainment Creative Director Alex Ward said the studio had effectively given up on Dangerous Golf. Reviews weren't good, it didn't sell well, and “the team simply can't afford to do anything else with it,” he said. Regarding what it would do next, he added, “It’s no secret that we’d like to get going on a driving title.” And guess what happened today? 

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There's nothing more than that to go on at the moment, but it's significant because Three Fields was founded in 2014 by Ward and Fiona Sperry, the co-founders of Burnout studio Criterion Games. Racing games are what they do, in other words, and so after the detour into Dangerous Golf, this is easy to see as a real “return to its roots.” This isn't likely to be a new Burnout game, though, as that property is still owned by EA. 

Back to Dangerous Golf for a second: While it's apparently a dead issue at this point, Three Fields did release a pair of updates shortly after launch aimed at addressing the game's most pressing problems. I can't attest to its quality, but while user reviews on Steam are “mixed” overall, recent reviews are “mostly positive,” indicating that it's made at least some movement in the right direction.
 
 

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.