Need for Speed is set to return to multiple platforms following a one year absence.
The new version of the game will be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC this fall. The resumption of Electronic Arts’ urban racing franchise follows the success of the Need for Speed movie, which featured Aaron Paul, writes Giancarlo Valdes for VentureBeat.
Reviving a long-running series
Development of the new title is being carried out by Ghost Games, and EA claims that it will feature a “nocturnal open world,” a gripping storyline and myriad car customization options.
EA is also drawing on Speedhunters, a car-culture website where writers and photographers post, in order to help with development. The site was launched by EA seven years ago as a way of supporting the Need for Speed games.
“Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we’re returning it to greatness in this reboot,” said Ghost Games executive producer Marcus Nilsson. “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 Reboot to be released around the world in fall 2015
The last version of the Need for Speed franchise was known as Need for Speed Rivals, which was also made by Ghost Games and released in 2013. The company have released a teaser trailer for the new reboot, which you can watch above. Keep your eyes out for a full gameplay trailer which is scheduled to be released on June 15.
It is expected that the Need for Speed reboot will explore the “world of past, present and emergent trends of the urban car scene.” Long-term fans of the series can look forward to the game recapturing some of its original essence and drawing on some of its original pillars.
Fans of racing games will surely be looking forward to the return of one of the classics of the genre.