EA has announced Need for Speed, a reboot of – surprise! – the Need for Speed franchise.
It’s still early days so there’s a lot we don’t know, but it’s being developed by Ghost Games – the studio formerly known as EA Gothenburg, who previously worked on Need for Speed Rivals. We can apparently expect “deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative”, which… well, it might be okay! Although the mention of narrative worries me a little.
Judging by the teaser trailer below, it’s also going to have a bits of a police-versus-racers vibe, insofar as there are police sirens and so on. Hopefully, the game will not take the teaser’s shakycam, because that will make it impossible to play.
A full trailer is due on 15 June, but you can have a looksee at some early screenshots and the teaser trailer below. Need for Speed is due out this autumn.
Tim has been playing PC games for longer than he’s willing to admit. He’s written for a number of publications, but has been with PC Invasion – in all its various incarnations – for over a decade. When not writing about games, Tim can occasionally be found speedrunning terrible ones, making people angry in Dota 2, or playing something obscure and random. He’s also weirdly proud of his status as (probably) the Isle of Man’s only professional games journalist.