Everybody has to decide for themselves if this information is true or not, but someone claiming to be an ex-employee of Ghost Games, who wants revenge, leaked unconfirmed details about the upcoming Need for Speed:
"so ive just been fired from Ghost games so i might aswell leak this,
yes we have skipped a year with NFS games, EA was at first contemplating to shut down the franchise after many titles failed to meet expectations, now as a last ditch effort they gave us more time (and horrendous working hours) to work on the new title Underground: Need For Speed
yes this a Sequel to the Underground series, but to make it seem new we had to reboot it, make it more modern add some of the elements of 2012's NFS most wanted
if you dont believe me, at this years VGX we will anounce the game.
this song will be playing in the trailer"
"and trailer will Feature a Nissan GTR being slowly customized in the style of the opening in NFSU1"
In further comments he/she posted some more information:
"we are still trying to go back to the foundation of Underground by including as many import cars as possible with a healthy amount of european cars, American and Muscle cars are sadly enough almost absent besides the 2014 Ford Mustang Boss, the Customisation can be broken down to Bodykits, widebumper bodykits, spoilers, Rims, spinners, and we also planned to include special parts for Drag races and drift races, you can basicly customise your car for the kind of race you want to do with it, Vinyls and paints also is much more expanded than first, the appearance of your car will mather, if you put it online people can give your car style points, the more style points the more your car is worth"
Also some information about the console versions:
"I also forgot to add, EA is now jumping on the whole Framerate craze and the game will run at 60 fps on all systems altough the ps4 and xbone version are a pain in the ass to make it run well, the trailer we will show will look slightly better than the endgame, 900p on PS4 and 720p on xbone, altoughthe xbone version is struggling to stay at 60 and MS is pressuring us to lower the Ps4 version to 720p too, EA will probably make that call, so if they say it runs at 1080p 60 fps, its damage control"
"we are still in early stages but from what i could see it does try to emulate the Old Nfs feel but with some burnout things like takedowns the handling
Unlocks are done trough the reputation you gain in the city, the higher your rep the better the unlocks, same with cars shops, autolots and all are visible from the beggining"
So far it is information anyone could come up with, so we will have to wait for the VGX (formerly Spike Video Game Awards) in December...
Need for Speed: No Limits is now officially announced for iOS and Android!
The mobile racing game is being developed by the Firemonkeys, which previously made Real Racing 3. Ken Block is a partner of the project and gives some insight in this short launch trailer:
Details about the game are not known yet, only that Firemonkeys "built No Limits from the ground up to deliver the insanely-fast driving and incredible graphics that fans have come to expect from Need for Speed – all in the palm of your hand."
For a "full" Need for Speed we will have to wait for another year, as Ghost Games announced they want to pause in 2014 to take the time to develop the next Need for Speed game.
A new Need for Speed game is in the works for mobile platforms: Need for Speed: No Limits
At the moment there are no details, but the name was leaked by race driver Ken Block, who posted photos of his new car on his Facebook-page, showing the logo "Need for Speed: No Limits":
Shortly after an EA spokesperson talked with the onlinemagazine IGN and announced that NFS No Limits is a new mobile game:
"We're proud and excited to be given the opportunity to partner with Ken Block on an upcoming mobile game project," said an EA spokesperson. "We've been anticipating seeing this car in action for Gymkhana 7 and sharing more. Details are coming soon."
Although it doesn't seem like NFS No Limits is the new game which Ghost Games is currently working on. The developers of NFS Rivals wanted more time to develop an innovative new NFS game, which is planned for release in 2015, but there are no details yet.
Need for Speed Rivals hits the stores again as a "Complete Edition and will be released on October 21 in North America and October 24 in Europe.
This should fill the gap until the next NFS in 2015, for which EA/Ghost Games wants to invest more time in the development.
Compared to the version released in 2013, the Complete Edition contains all six DLCs:
Ferrari Edition Special Compete Pack – Includes both Cop and Racer versions of these extreme machines - The Ferrari F40 and the Ferrari F50.
Simply Jaguar Complete Pack – Includes both Cop and Racer versions of the Jaguar C-X75, the most advanced Jaguar ever created, and the Jaguar XJ220 - the world’s first Hypercar.
Concept Lamborghini Complete Pack – Includes both Cop and Racer versions of the astonishing Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Super Trofeo and the stunning Lamborghini Miura Concept.
The Koenigsegg Agera One – The Koenigsegg One:1 is in a category of its own. It´s not a Supercar, not a Hypercar…It´s a One:1. The name refers to the almost impossible and highly sought-after ratio of one horsepower per kilogram.
Complete Movie Pack – Includes Cop and Racer versions of the GTA Spano; and Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. Plus, the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR 722 Edition as a Cop and the Mercedes-Benz McLaren SLR Roadster 722 S as a Racer.
Loaded Garage Pack – Complete your vehicle collection with the Loaded Garage Pack which includes the Ultimate Cop Pack, Ultimate Racer Pack, Premium Livery Pack, Classic Muscle Livery, Track Day Livery, VIP Matte Kit Livery and Digital Revolution Livery.
And of course there is a new trailer announcing the product:
EA Access will be rolling out to 19 additional countries and to celebrate Need for Speed Rivals joins the party!
EA Access is a "gaming flatrate" for Xbox One, which allows you to play selected games for a small fee per month. With NFL 25, FIFA 14, Battlefield 4 and Peggle 2 the portfolio now gets an extension.
The program is already available in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Later this month it will be extended to Brazil, Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Chile, Colombia, Portugal, Turkey, South Africa, UAE, Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and Greece.
Need for Speed Rivals, which was released last year, may will be revived as a Game of the Year Edition! Apparently the german website of Amazon.de lists two new games for Xbox One and Playstation 4, which will be released on October 23rd, 2014.
The next Need for Speed is currently in development and is planned for a release in 2015, so it is suggests itself to bring out a fill-in game to shorten the wating time, but it is not known yet what contents the NFS Rivals "Game of the Year" has to offer. Possibly it will contain the previously released add-ons.
Also, the price of 69.99 EUR may not be carved in stone, there wasn't any official announcement from Electronic Arts yet, so everything is just speculation at this point...
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