When EA's E3 plans kick off next week, Need for Speed won't be part of the schedule. In a new update posted today on EA Answers by the "NFS Team," it was confirmed that while a new entry is in development, no information about it will arrive in June, skipping the traditional E3 reveal entirely.
"Traditions are all well and good, but they can also be broken, and new ones forged," said the developer regarding the decision. "Just because we’ve done something one way for the last few years, doesn’t mean we should continue to do so."
The new Need for Speed title will still see a launch this year, celebrating the series' 25th anniversary, but all the developer confirmed about the game was that it will essentially have cars and customization. The developer added that instead of promotional events, it's putting its focus on delivering "a truly memorable high-speed entry."
Need for Speed games tend to launch around November usually, and there's a good chance this year's title will arrive around that time as well. We will just have to wait a bit longer than expected to see the game in action. At any rate, don't forget that EA won't be holding an E3 press conference this year, as the company is going for a livestream-focused event.