Last Thursday, Ghost Games and EA pulled back the curtains on the return and reboot of Need for Speed, which will launch this fall. The game will be the 22nd game in the long-standing racing series and according to the press release the game will offer “deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game.”
“Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we’re returning it to greatness in this reboot,” Marcus Nilsson, executive producer at Ghost Games, said in a prepared statement. “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.”
Last year, Need for Speed was put on hold after Ghost Games, the team behind Need for Speed Rivals, was hit with layoffs. Nilsson had said that the series will return and the team was deep in development on the next title.
“We’ve made the decision to not release a Need for Speed in 2014, so we can work towards a highly innovative Need for Speed in 2015,” Nilsson wrote at the time. “An experience built on a foundation we know you’ll greatly look forward to.”
The team will be talking more about the game from this point on and are taking feedback on the series’ Facebook page. A teaser trailer has been released as well showing off some in game footage that looks very similar to the Underground series, we’ll be seeing a new trailer at E3 on June 15th during EA’s press conference.