Starting the weekend off in style with some great news, EA has yet again confirmed that a new Need For Speed title is in the works, but it might not be coming as soon as first planned.
“We’ll be delivering many other new experiences to players throughout the remainder of this fiscal year,” said EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson during a recent investor call, confirming plans to launch the new racing game before the end of March 2020.
Wilson also added: “We’ll take the wraps off our new Need for Speed game heading into Gamescom in a few weeks.”
Interestingly, a new NFS game has been on the cards for a while, though it was originally slated to have a 2019 release rather than a “before March 2020” release.
Sharing the news on the EA blog earlier this year, the NFS team wrote: “What have we been up to? Well, as you can imagine, we’re in the business of making games, and Need for Speed games at that. You can also probably guess where this is going, but for those who haven’t– a new Need for Speed game will be releasing later in 2019!
“This year is a bit of a special one for NFS, too, as we are turning 25 years. We’ve had almost 25 years going fast, and we can’t wait to kick-start our 26th with the next NFS game.”
Speaking of an E3 appearance, the team added: “Is it being released this year? Yes. Will we be doing anything in June? No. It’s as simple as that, but we wanted to give you a heads up before you started asking ‘where are you?’
“Our goal is to deliver a truly memorable high-speed entry into the 25 years of NFS, rather than a series of promotional events. The game matters most – a sentiment we bet you share with us.”
It’ll have been nearly three years since the last Need for Speed game launched by the time we get the next addition to the franchise, and hopefully it’s going to be worth the wait.
2017’s Need for Speed Payback launched to very mixed reception, so here’s hoping the next title is going to be a little more palatable.
Watch this space!
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