EA and Ghost Games have announced that the new Need for Speed title will simply be called Need for Speed, because it’s a full-blown reboot of the long-running driving franchise.
Fans can expect to find everything they love about Need for Speed in this new reboot, which according to the developers is “deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game.” And here I thought it was the high-speed driving.
“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.”
Need for Speed will be developed with the help of EA’s Speedhunters community to ensure the game will support “authentic car culture” and all the recent trends in the urban car scene.
Need for Speed will be released in Fall of 2015, on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. A full reveal is expect to happen on June 15, when EA’s E3 2015 event takes place.