Need For Speed Underground Coming In 2015?


Need for Speed has fallen by the wayside in terms of being amongst the elite of racing games, EA is apparently trying to reboot the franchise.

Apparently when you are let go in the gaming industry, the best ammunition you have in your stable is in the form of spilling your former employer’s secrets. After allegedly being fired from Ghost Games, an ex-EA employee hopped on the 4chan message boards to shed some light on the Need For Speed series.

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Need For Speed has grown somewhat stagnant since the launch of Need For Speed Most Wanted alongside the release of the Xbox 360. None of the following games have lived up to that level of success, and the recent movie didn’t do any PR wonders for the titles either.

Apparently Electronic Arts is giving the series one last shot. According to someone claiming to be an ex-EA employee, here’s what we know:

"So I’ve just been fired from Ghost games so I might as well 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 don’t believe me, at this year VGX we will announce the game.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 customization can be broken down to Body kits, wide bumper, spoilers, Rims, spinners and we also planned to include special parts for Drag races and drift races. You can basically customize 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 matter. If you put it online people can give your car style points, the more style points the more your car is worth.I also forgot to add, EA is now jumping on the whole Frame rate craze and the game will run at 60 fps on all systems, although 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, although the 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."

Now, this is all still a rumor, and there’s no way to confirm whether or not this is a former EA employee. However with the VGX show taking place the first week of December, we won’t have long to wait to see if any of these claims are true. An interesting piece of technical info to note is that he states the Xbox One once again falters in comparison to the PlayStation 4, an unfortunate trend.

Let us know, do you miss the Need for Speed series in the form in which it once was?

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