Electronic Art’s Ghost Games has announced the Need for Speed franchise will be receiving a full reboot and a brand new game this fall on Origin for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The announcement made on May 21st stated that the next Need for Speed title will be the first game in a full reboot – in the franchise’s 20 year history – and will deliver on what fans have desired in the series. The game, presently titled Need for Speed, will reportedly have deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative throughout the game.
“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,” Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games, stated in the press release. “We’re listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination and unleash their passion for cars and speed.”
Additionally, Ghost Games has noted that the game is currently in development with cooperation from Speedhunters, a car culture community operated by their parent company EA:
Fuelled by EA’s own car culture community, Speedhunters, Need for Speed will deliver an experience that’s grounded in authentic car culture by diving into the rich world of past, present and emergent trends of the urban car scene. This collaboration with Speedhunters in the research and development of the game means the level of detail and real-world authenticity will envelop gamers in an exciting world to discover and enjoy in a way that only Need for Speed can deliver.
The announcement on both Facebook and Twitter has been received by fans of the series with a great deal of interest. EA also took to YouTube to release a teaser trailer on YouTube for the upcoming game:
The first full trailer for Need for Speed will be released on June 15th on the Need for Speed site, which coincides with EA’s intended date to hold its annual E3 press conference. It will also provide the first look at the customization promised in the upcoming title.