The Need For Speed series has been around the block. Some great titles, some underwhelming ones. The most recent instalment, 2013’s Need For Speed Rivals, was a strong release. After that two year hiatus, EA is now back with a new game – dubbed just Need For Speed.
No colons to a sub title such as Hot Pursuit or Shift or Unleashed, which some might view as a good thing. The newest NFS, when looking at the teaser video below, reminds us that despite the minimalist naming approach, it doesn’t stray too far from what the fan base is used to seeing: fast cars and cops in pursuit. It will feature deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, an open world, and immersive narration.
In fact, it does look like a sequel to the Need For Speed: Underground series. Electronic Arts calls this new game a reboot, so perhaps we’ll see a shift to more realistic simulation-type handling as opposed to the rather forgiving arcade-style. Or perhaps not.
Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at developer Ghost Games, says, "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."
We look forward to seeing what this reboot has up its sleeve, especially considering how the arena has gotten just a little more crowded now with Project CARS. The teaser features a Toyota 86, Porsche 911 Turbo (type 930) involved in a street race with a Ford Mustang and some other cars. The game, we must say, looks really good – it’s all in-game footage too, mind you. It will be out in the fall on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.