Need for Speed 2015 will require an online connection, according to a tweet from the official Need for Speed account.
A reason for that is to "allow your friends to be part of your narrative experience, something only possible through connected play."
This includes both multi- and singleplayer.
There is not much information about the game yet, but more details are to come.
Apparently too early the Xbox store listed details about the upcoming Need for Speed. According to the (already removed) text, the game will be released on 3. November 2015 right in time for the season.
Additionally the articles describes some more details:
Five Ways to Play: Need for Speed returns with 5 unique ways to play, Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw, enabling you to earn reputation and ultimately win your way.
West Coast Urban Setting: Discover a nocturnal open world of urban car culture you never knew existed. Ventura Bay is your urban playground, from downtown, the harbour and the canyons, the city comes alive while you sleep.
The new Need for Speed is coming this fall 2015, but so far Ghost Games doesn't reveal very much about the game, apart from the teaser trailer.
Only on Gamespot the general manager Marcus Nilsson gives an interview and some insights into the game:
Ghost Games took a year off to find out what the fans really want from a Need for Speed game and try to develop it in several years. A big part of the game will be the story, which came too short in previous NFS games, according to Nilsson. They have an innovative approach on how to tell the story, but Nilsson didn't want to go into detail. With a story though, the game can connect players much better emotionally.
Another point are the online features: Ghost Games wants to "advance the seamless online mode from Rivals, AllDrive, offering players a range of new tools to help them start playing with friends and groups."
Other people can enter your game in the single-player-story-mode and interact with you.
Nilsson has a positive outlook on the racing genre and since the last Need for Speed games didn't sell that well compared to 10 years ago, there is still room for more, but it'll be difficult to compete with other games and especially other media like Facebook and TV.
The upcoming Need for Speed 2015 is still nameless, but EA released a teaser trailer to give you a little glimpse of the game:
"Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we're returning it to greatness in this reboot," said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games. "Pulling on our 20 years of history, and then taking a year out from releasing a game, we are making the game we’ve always wanted to. We're listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination and unleash their passion for cars and speed.
Fuelled by EA's own car culture community, Speedhunters, Need for Speed will deliver an experience that's grounded in authentic car culture by diving into the rich world of past, present and emergent trends of the urban car scene. This collaboration with Speedhunters in the research and development of the game means the level of detail and real-world authenticity will envelop gamers in an exciting world to discover and enjoy in a way that only Need for Speed can deliver.
The game will be released this fall for PC (Origin), Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Rumours are floating around the web and on Reddit an alleged Ex-EA-employee shares information about the upcoming Need for Speed - decide for yourself if it's trustworthy or not.
According to him the new game will be called Need for Speed Underground 3 and will be fully revealed on the E3 2015. The development started in October 2011 and in the current build there are 43 cars available. (more are being added) The game will be extended by 2 DLCs in Q1 2016 (Fast & Furious (name still undefined) pack and unique decals from racing sponsors and japanese cars).
There won't be drifting challenges, but instead so-called "Point Blank races" and Speed Hunters Challenges.
Technically the game runs on a heavily modified Frostbite 3 engine, which runs with 1080p and 30 FPS on Playstation 4 and 900p and 30 FPS on Xbox One.
There will be a semi-open world, you can take a look at the following map:
Additionally Overwatch will be available and full customization of vehicles and their assets possible. The music style is RnB, Hip-Hop and Electronic.
The alleged list of cars is the following:
Alfa Romeo Mito
Alfa Romeo 4C Concept
Aston Martin V12 Vantage
Aston Martin One-77
Aston Martin Vanquish
Audi A1 Quattro
Audi TT 3.2 Quattro
BMW 1 Series M Coupé
Bugatti Veyron Supersport
Bugatti Veyron Grandsport
Dodge Charger R/T
Dodge Challenger STR8
Dodger Charger STR8
Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
Ferrari F12 Berlinetta
Ford Fiesta ST
Ford Focus RS
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Koenigsegg Agera R
Lamborghini Aventador Roaster
Lamborghini Murcielago LP 670-4 SV
Range Rover Evoque
Maserati GT MC Stradale
Mclaren F1 LM
Mitsubishi Evolution X
Mitsubishi Evolution IX
Nissan Skyline GTR-R34
Pagani Zonda R Cinque
Porsche 911 GT3 RS
Porsche Cayman S
SRT Viper GTS
Volkswagen Golf MK1
Volkswagen Golf MK7
Infiniti M37 S
Of course there is no validity of this information. The Reddit user titled his thread with "Need For Speed Underground 3 - May 21th. Fired since March so enjoy..., so we will see what EA will officially reveal today.
EA Ghost Games is working on a new Need for Speed, which presumably will be released at the end of the year. There is not much known yet, but today EA changed the header of its official Facebook-page, hinting an announcement of the "Return of NFS". On 21st May something will be announced on the official youtube-page.
VG247 brightened the header up a bit, so you can see there are "two cars drifting across a city track, in a manner not unlike that of the Underground series."
Guess we will see on May 21st what this is all about :)
With the new financial quarter reports Electronic Arts announced some details about the upcoming games and confirmed that a new Need for Speed will return in late 2015 or beginning of 2016 to PC and concoles!
There is nothing known about the game yet, only that Ghost Games wanted to take its time to develop a good game, which was the reason why we had no Need for Speed in 2014.
Another small variant of NFS will also be released this year, which is Need for Speed No Limits. A mobile game, currently in testing in Taiwan and the Netherlands.
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