Publishing powerhouse Electronic Arts has announced that it will not be showing off its new Need for Speed game at E3 2019. It’s a curious decision, especially as we know next to nothing about the game at present, other than it’ll launch in holiday 2019. Plus, Need for Speed games are usually known for rocking up at E3, typically forming one of the bigger info drops from EA at the event.
New Need For Speed Game Coming In Late 2019
Much like the previous efforts, this year’s Need for Speed is expected to be developed by Ghost Games, but that’s about all we know at the moment. Well, okay, that’s not strictly true; EA confirmed in a blog post that 1) it’ll feature cars and 2) it’ll feature customisation. I know, mind-blowing stuff, right? Still, perhaps the game will show its face at Gamescom later this summer.
EA has had mixed results with the Need for Speed series as of late. The series is usually released every two years, and Ghost Games rebooted the franchise back in 2015 with the eponymous racer for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. It then followed up with Need for Speed Payback in 2017, although it was a bit of a underwhelming effort.
Need for Speed is a legacy series, having first launched way back in summer 1994. Since then, the series has changed hands numerous times, with the likes of Criterion Games, EA Canada, EA Black Box, and Eden Studios all having worked on the adrenaline-pumping franchise.
EA has sold over 150 million copies of the Need for Speed games since its inception, and its success spawned a big-screen adaptation back in 2014 directed by Scott Waugh. Needless to say, it was a bit like a bargain big Fast and the Furious, but did you really expect anything else?
Stay tuned to PSU.com for more news on the new Need for Speed as we get them.