Although a few years ago it became relevant an information that ensured that Criterion Games could work on F-Zero, who was the founder of this legendary studio responsible for the Burnout series has wanted to settle the rumours in the most forceful way possible. Did Nintendo ask you to create a new F-Zero in Wii U times? The answer has been blunt: “No“.
“Once and for all: Nintendo did not offer Criterion to work on F-Zero, even remotely, it’s completely false,” said study founder Alex Ward. It is true that someone “in a very low position in Nintendo Europe, and who no longer works there,” he wrote an email in which he hinted that some people had spoken informally about this possibility.
“I answered and told her that someone should think we were an independent company but we were not, we were owned by Electronic Arts , so first, we are part of EA and, second, if you want to talk to her, and companies talk to each other At all hours, they had to write to a person from the company, I gave them their address and that’s it, “Ward adds. But insist. “There was never anything formal, it was just talking to talk.”
Discarding that there were contacts, Ward has been asked if he would have liked to work with the F-Zero series and the creative recognizes that no, “it does not appeal to him very much”.