Need for Speed gets a reboot
The Need for Speed franchise is getting a reboot with the launch of Need for Speed this fall.
Need for Speed is set for release on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One and, according to the press release, will deliver "deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game."
This will be the 22nd Need for Speed game released since the original in 1994. The franchise stopped numbering the games after the third installment and instead used standalone titles like "Nitro," "Shift" and "Most Wanted."
This year's Need for Speed is in development at Ghost Games, the studio behind 2013's Need for Speed Rivals.
"Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we're returning it to greatness in this reboot," Marcus Nilsson, executive producer at Ghost Games, said in a prepared statement. "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."
Electronic Arts plans to release the first full trailer for the game on June 15, but you can watch its first teaser below.