Electronic Arts has moved faster than a Bugatti Veyron to confirm that a new title in the Need for Speed franchise, Need for Speed: The Run
, will be released later this year.
A teaser trailer (embedded below), which was released alongside the confirmation, shows that the latest title is likely to move away from the racing focus of recent titles, such as Need for Speed: SHIFT 2: Unleashed
, to a story-driven campaign. More specifically, it appears that players will be tasked with the "Race of Your Life" as they travel across North America from San Francisco to New York; however the reasons for such as epic journey are not yet clear!
Need for Speed: The Run
is being developed by EA's Black Box Studios. The title is scheduled for release on November 15th and 18th, 2011 in North America and Europe respectively.