The next part of the Need for Speed series has been in development for quite some time, but there is no real information about the game. In the past, among other things, it was only leaked that work on the game would be delayed because the developer Criterion helping with Battlefield 2042.
VentureBeat journalist and fallow expert Jeff Grubb now has some good news for everyone waiting for the racing game, but also not-so-good news for many, which he wrote in his Show Grubbsnax released.
Good news and not so good news
The good news: The new Need for Speed is scheduled to appear later this year, with Grubb citing November as a release date. The last one was from September October the speech, 2022 as the year of publication seems to still exist.
The not so good news: The racing game is said to no longer appear for the latest-gen consoles, i.e. PS4 and Xbox One. Grubb said on his show that the next Need for Speed is now only next-gen and therefore , will only be released for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
What could that mean? On the one hand, of course, that we see a noticeable technological leap with the new Need for Speed, because the studio can fully focus on the technical advantages of PS5 and Xbox Series X/S.
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On the other hand, for many, i.e. those with a state-of-the-art system, it would also mean that they probably wouldn’t be able to play the racing game. Because current-gen consoles aren’t as widespread as PS4 and Xbox One, a release only on these platforms could greatly narrow the target group. And that seems at least questionable for a mainstream racing series like Need for Speed.
Nevertheless: While Jeff Grubb is one of the best-informed experts in the industry, it’s just a rumor. Neither EA nor Criterion has confirmed or denied the information provided, or commented in any other way.
First part in series since 2019
Much about the new Need for Speed remains a great mystery, because an official title of the game has not yet been announced and what Criterion will do with the venerable series of racing games can only be guessed.
In any case, it is the first “real” part of a great series since 2019 (Need for heat speed). A branch was also released in 2020, but it was “only” a Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remaster.
What do you expect from the next part of Need for Speed? Can you imagine that the new branch will only be released for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S?