EA and developer Ghost Games have today unveiled the next instalment in the Need for Speed franchise.
Simply titled, ‘Need for Speed‘ (with no subtitle), the new game is envisaged as a reboot for the long-running racing franchise.
Returning to the nocturnal roots that so well defined the popular Need for Speed: Underground games from the early 2000’s, the new Need for Speed puts a focus on extensive car customisation and the street racer culture that films such as the Fast and the Furious have sought to capture.
Pointedly, this will be the first instalment of the game that will leave Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in the dust, as the game will be released on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only.
More information is expected to be revealed on the game during E3 next month but until then, we’ve got the full press release and debut trailer for you to soak in below.
|PRESS RELEASE – Need For Speed Returns in an Action Driving Experience that Unites the Culture of Speed
Ghost Games, an Electronic Arts studio, announced today the return of Need for Speed in a full reboot of this storied franchise. The game delivers on what the fans want, and what Need for Speed stands for – deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game.
“Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we’re returning it to greatness in this reboot,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games. “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.”
Fuelled by EA’s own car culture community, Speedhunters (speedhunters.com), 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.
Need for Speed will launch worldwide in Autumn 2015 on Origin for PC , PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft. To join the Need for Speed conversation please visit facebook.com/NeedforSpeed or follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/NeedforSpeed.