Need For Speed Gets The Reboot Treatment

By Mark Delaney, 2 years ago
All that was old is new again. That's the mantra of modern gaming, much like modern film and television. People love to hit the refresh button and begin anew. EA has announced today that they're doing that with the Need For Speed franchise with the simply titled reboot, Need for Speed.

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Ghost Games, the studio who handled the most recent entry, Rivals, is back after a year off to try and make this racer the best in the two decades long series. EA said the game is adhering to the four tenets of the franchise: deep customization options, a vibrant nocturnal open world, authentic urban car culture, and a gripping narrative. The fifth tenet, it seems, is a blatant disregard for public safety.

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Development is in the early stages, so neither developer nor publisher have much more to say for now, but it stands to reason we'll be hearing from it more at E3 in a few weeks. For now, check out the rest of the screenshots and a teaser trailer shot first-person style a la Cloverfield.

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Need For Speed launches this fall for Xbox One. Thanks to the many speedhunters who sent in this story to us.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancé and son. He almost never writes in the third person.