Criterion Software and Criterion Games Background Information

Founded in 1993, Criterion Software was a rapidly expanding organization, which at the time employed over 160 people in its software technology and game development divisions. The company was headquartered in Guildford UK, and had offices in Tokyo, Austin, Paris and Derby. Criterion Games was dedicated to the development of accessible and rewarding games for next-generation console systems such as the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Microsoft's Xbox' video game system and Nintendo's GAMECUBE'. Criterion Software was a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon, Inc.