According to Videogamer EA Gothenburg could be working on a new Next-Gen Need for Speed title. EA Gothenburg was formed in March 2012 to develop a "a new generation of games on the Frostbite 2 engine".
A producer at EA Gothenburg mentioned in his LinkedIn profile that he's working on a Need for Speed title and the fact that Criterion VP Alex Ward is known to be working with EA Gothenburg too, points to the development of a new Need for Speed title.
So far EA has not yet announced which games will be in development by this studio, so we will see - maybe next year's Need for Speed is in develepment at EA Gothenburg rather than EA Black Box?
Sony recently announced "Cross Buy", which basically means when you buy a Playstation 3 game, you'll get the PS Vita version for free. So far Sony listed PlayStation All-Stars, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, and Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault as Cross Buy games.
Since Need for Speed Most Wanted will be available for both platforms, IGN reached out to EA what they think about the Cross Buy program: “We’re taking it under consideration, but we have no specific plans to announce at this time.”, said an EA spokesperson.
At the Gamescom press conference EA announced a new feature for Need for Speed Most Wanted called "CloudCompete". With CloudCompete players can share their game data, which means your levels and skill points can be used across multiple platforms. You could start Need for Speed Most Wanted on your Playstation 3, continue on your friend's PC and even level on your iPad or PS Vita.
Additionally Criterion worked on new social media features, which will make it easier to connect and compete with your friends.
Next week Gamescom 2012 "world's largest trade fair and event highlight for interactive games and entertainment" kicks off in Cologne, Germany, where it is expected from EA to show more of the upcoming Need for Speed Most Wanted.
Presumably we will get a good look at Most Wanted, find out more details and hopefully we can find a producer to chat about the game. So we wanted to ask you - the community: what questions would you like to get answered? Just post in the comments, what you would like to know about he game and we'll see what we can do.
Criterion Games showed Need for Speed Most Wanted to the press and so the first previews of the game are showing up.
The first impression seems to be quite positive, Criterion Games goes with a lot of confidence at work and soon clarifies that Most Wanted doesn't have much in common with the original Most Wanted ("We don’t make sequels to other people’s games") and the game seems to be a mixture of Hot Pursuit and Burnout with an improved Autolog.
For more details check out the following previews:
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