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EA confirms that a new Need for Speed game will be shown at Gamescom

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Imagine trying to keep a secret in the gaming industry. That’d be the equivalent of trying to not be suspicious of the German fella using your home for an AirBnB as he plots to win the municipal elections and generally goes by the name of Mr Hilter. Also I’m pretty sure that his fellow chums have a few skeletons in their cupboard despite their insistence of them being born and bred in England with the sticky crumpets and Eton Brexit.

Anyway you silly old leg behind wicket English person, EA’s been in the news again (for good reasons I swear!), as a few weeks ago saw the reveal of a new Plants vs Zombies game for mobile, while yesterday saw a listing for the next chapter in that car racing series that gives people a desire for velocity. While EA did confirm that a new Need for Speed game was on the Forza horizon not too long ago, a new listing from Austrian retailer Gameware may have spilled the beans on the name of this next entry in the franchise which goes by the title of Need for Speed: Heat.

As for longtime Need for Speed developer Ghost Games? The studio remarked back in a May update that the studio would be doing some travelling soon, saying that “the next time we talk, we’ll be packing our bags and heading south for the full unveiling”. As PC Gamer surmised, with the studio being based in the Swedish city of Gothenberg, Cologne and Germany are a straight dip south for them,

In an earning’s call this week, EA CEO Andrew WIlson pretty much confirmed the Gamescom reveal, saying that Need for Speed will be officially unveiled at Gamescom, along with Plants vs Zombies 3 for mobile devices. I’m keen for a new Need for Speed, not just because I’m a fan of the general action of the series, but because I’m morbidly interested in seeing if Ghost Games has been given enough leeway to make a product which isn’t a grotesque collection of microtransactions of four wheels.

The last major game in the series was Payback, and while the idea of a cinematic experience that gave you plenty of room to race across a vast metropolis, the entire CaRPG system was a wreck of note. I hated it, it was dumb and the storyline attached to Payback looked like somebody had spent a weekend watching the Fast and the Furious while making a checklist of ideas to steal.

Whatever Need for Speed: Heat is, there’s no way that it can possibly be as wretched as Payback was…right? EA, please don’t take that as a challenge.

Last Updated: July 31, 2019


  1. “Whatever Need for Speed: Heat is, there’s no way that it can possibly be as wretched as Payback was…right? EA, please don’t take that as a challenge”

    Screw EA…you just brought Murphy into all this… now ill have to stay away until a review can prove me wrong…and by review were talking months away after launch cuz 1 update can introduce a bunch of microtransactions crap.


  2. The Big Bad Wolf

    July 31, 2019 at 09:40

    I’m scared. It’s too easy for them to screw it up at this point.


  3. Yahtzee

    July 31, 2019 at 09:40

    Payback was honestly the last good NFS I have played.


  4. Guz

    July 31, 2019 at 10:09

    You heard it here first……….MTX’s for fuel to race xD


    • The D

      July 31, 2019 at 10:37

      EA announces that every time you push the brake pedal, you swipe your linked credit card.


      • Dresden

        July 31, 2019 at 20:26

        Luckily for me then, because I never brake in racing games.


    • Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

      July 31, 2019 at 10:45

      Didn’t they already do that with that mobile NFS game?


    • HvR

      July 31, 2019 at 11:32

      Like they did in 2015 for NFS: No Limits?


  5. HvR

    July 31, 2019 at 10:37

    These a new NFS game gets me on the same level of excitement of a new FIFA game or knowing that I need to go load up the dishwasher


  6. Gr8_Balls_o_Fire

    July 31, 2019 at 10:45

    But you know EA likes to CHALLENGE EVVVERYTHING


  7. Jacques Van Zyl

    July 31, 2019 at 09:40

    I miss the underground era of games. Both NFS and THPS.


  8. BradeLunner

    July 31, 2019 at 12:00

    EA doesn’t know Jack about car culture. We have racing sims and we have big open world done right. They should be going after the street car culture like underground, without the rubbish cringy bullshit


  9. G8crasha

    July 31, 2019 at 12:08

    Am I excited about this! Nope, not in the least. The series lost my support many moons ago. Maybe they can regain it, but it will be tough. I think they should just retire the franchise, and start a new franchise. It’s not like they are building on a strong foundation. That foundation weakened years ago!


    • Zbynek Novotny

      July 31, 2019 at 14:56

      The franchise used to have a strong legacy, but that was in early 2000’s. For me, the last installment I spent a significant amount of time playing was the third Hot Pursuit in 2010.


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