For the past couple of years, it’s been a common theme for EA to release a Need for Speed title every year. However, that will change this year, as EA said during its post-earnings conference call earlier this week.
The Ghost Games general manager Marcus Nilsson put an open letter on the Need for Speed website to talk about this decision.
EA during the conference call, mentioned it would give Ghost Games an additional year to work on the next Need for Speed title, and the letter from Nilsson shared this sentiment.
“We are already deep in development on our next game and want to make this promise to you: we will listen to you. We’re going to give you the game you’ve been asking for. It will be the game you deserve, but to do that will take us some time,” Nilsson wrote.
“We’ve made the decision to not release a Need for Speed in 2014, so we can work towards a highly innovative Need for Speed in 2015. An experience built on a foundation we know you’ll greatly look forward to.”
Nilsson would further say in the letter, he wants some input from the racer’s community to help shape the future of Need for Speed.
The most recent title in the series was Need for Speed:Rivals and it was received very well, garnering positive reviews. A highlight of Rivals was how fast the game played, and it also looked gorgeous.
One thing that could be improved is the online play, as a racing title needs a solid multiplayer component to keep people engaged after the single-player campaign is over.
You can leave a comment below with your thoughts on this, and what you would like to see in the next Need for speed title.