The Vita could use another great racing game. Wipeout 2048 is fantastic but Ridge Racer (while it got a lot better after release), wasn't quite up to snuff.
Besides, the Need for Speed name is always capable of driving sales, right? Superannuation noticed a job listing for UK studio Criterion Games; it's for a software engineer who will – evidently – work on a new project for Sony's new portable. Few specific details are found.
Apparently, the information included "optimizing and tuning the game resource system for the PS Vita" but since the news, that has been altered to "optimizing and tuning the game resource system for other platforms." Nice attempt at a save, but it's probably too late. Criterion delivered Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in 2010 and the downloadable Burnout Crash last year, but we haven't heard much from them since.
Maybe a new NFS for the Vita is precisely what they're working on, or at least a new installment that will be available on home consoles as well as the handheld. Then again, maybe it's a new Burnout …we'd be enthusiastic about either, really.