EA has a surprise announcement for racing-fans this morning. One of the publisher’s developers, Ghost Games, announced today the return of Need for Speed, promising a full reboot of this popular franchise.
The game is set to deliver, “deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game,” according to today’s announcement.
“Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we’re returning it to greatness in this reboot,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games. “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.”
Fuelled by EA’s own car culture community, Speedhunters , Need for Speed will deliver an experience that’s grounded in authentic car culture by diving into the “rich world of past, present and emergent trends of the urban car scene.”
This collaboration with Speedhunters in the research and development of the game means the level of detail and real-world authenticity will envelop gamers in an “exciting world to discover and enjoy in a way that only Need for Speed can deliver.”
Need for Speed will launch worldwide in Fall 2015 on Origin for PC , PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One.