EA confirms new Need For Speed game for 2012 release

Electronic Arts talked about its financial situation today and in the process revealed that a new game in a long running franchise is in the works for release later this year. In the company's slideshow presentation, it showed that a new Need For Speed game will be released sometime in the fourth quarter of 2012. This would be the 19th major game in the franchise.

No other details about the game were revealed. However, it is par for the course for EA to release a new game in the racing series every year. Last year's entry was Need For Speed: The Run. Developed by the publisher's Black Box team, it used the same graphics engine as the first person shooter Battlefield 3. However, reviews of the game were mediocre.

A South African-based game retailer, BTGames, did post a pre-order link to a game titled Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2 recently, but that listing was later deleted. The original Need for Speed: Most Wanted, released in 2005, was one of the Xbox 360's launch titles and focused on street racing. It's likely that EA will reveal more information about the new Need For Speed game during its pre-E3 2012 press conference in Los Angeles on June 6th.

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Uplift said,
NFS Underground 3 or GTFO

Hell yeah, THEY have to continue that series. that was the best one.
tbh i dont mind the games that come out now and dont why so much bash?
no creativity maybe?

xXgreatestever said,

Hell yeah, THEY have to continue that series. that was the best one.
tbh i dont mind the games that come out now and dont why so much bash?
no creativity maybe?


My personal opinion is the opposite - too much creativity. You don't need it in a racing game. Was basically why I lost interest in NFS after Most Wanted. They started doing some weird things with the series trying to be clever.

All I want is some nice cars (that aren't glued to the track or like driving on ice), a large and varied open world environment like RDR or GTA and some fun events. Nothing else is required... no story, no quick time events, no social networking gimmicks, etc. Just some cars and a place to drive.

Seriously, do we really need a Madden release schedule for Need for Speed. EA, we don't need 2 NFS games per year, just concentrate on releasing 1 quality one and on a longer release schedule...

King Mustard said,
Shocker.

Wow, that was the only word that came to my mind when I read the title too...sarcastically of course..

Underground was great, Most Wanted was decent, haven't touched anything since.