At EA's press conference at E3 two years ago, there was a curious video involving Criterion and a whole mishmash of vehicles and activities. It looked like it might be a extreme sports spin on Burnout Paradise, something that might finally satiate fans waiting for years for the studio to follow up on their classic arcade racer.
But that project has since been canned.
An EA spokesperson has told Gamespot that the project has been put on ice, with Criterion being redeployed to help "collaborate with other EA studios" as well as working on other IP and projects.
One of those projects include the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront: X-Wing VR Mission for Playstation VR, with Criterion already having contributed to the speeder bikes in Battlefront.
Criterion also contributed to Battlefield Hardline, and worked on Need for Speed: Most Wanted and Need for Speed: Rivals in years past.
"While they've moved on from the previous project they've spoken about and aren't pursuing it, they are continuing to build new ideas and experiment with new IP for EA," the EA rep was quoted as saying.