Nope, it is not Need for Speed Underground 3. EA Games has spent the week teasing us with the announcement of a brand new Need for Speed game and now the game has been officially revealed, and the game is quite simply Need for Speed. That's right there is no catchy name like Most Wanted or Carbon, it is just Need for Speed.
The latest entry in EA's long running racing series is being pitched as "full reboot" explaining the stripped back to basics title. With the newest entry in the series EA promises to go back to what is considered to be the series core pillars, which include: "deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game."
The newest Need for Speed game is being handled by Ghost Games, the studio that developed 2013's Need for Speed Rivals.
Studio head Marcus Nilsson has said:
"Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we're returning it to greatness in this reboot. Pulling on our 20 years of history and then taking a year out from releasing a game, we are making the game we've always wanted to. We're listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination and unleash their passion for cars and speed."
EA has announced that the game will follow car culture with it being a key focus of the reboot, with the company working closely with its own car culture community, Speedhunters. The Need for Speed reboot will explore the "world of past, present and emergent trends of the urban car scene."
Need for Speed will be released worldwide this Autumn for Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC, so look forward to a change in the franchise that could just be for the better.