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Need for Speed Underground reboot: It ain’t happening

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NFS Underground

Here’s one for the scrap heap of hasty reporting: For a brief while, it looked as if the faster and more furious Need for Speed classic franchise, Underground, would be returning with some HD go-faster stripes and an oversized rear spoiler. Turns out, that nothing could be further from the truth with that story.

Criterion, who have been developing current games for the series with Most Wanted and Hot Pursuit being recent examples, shot down those rumours.

Studio head Alex Ward took to Twitter via CVG, and issued the following statements, after a supposed logo had been shipped off and had made the online rounds:

So there you have it, no Need For Speed Underground reboot whatsoever. I loved the original game, and the entire tuning and tweaking aspect gave it an edge thanks to the rise of the custom car culture that was growing at the time.

Plus, I was totally baws when it came to those split-second drag races. How do you feel though? Happy that a classic is staying in the past, or sad that we won’t see a current-gen pimp my ride?

Last Updated: April 15, 2013


  1. Tateboetie Malaaitie

    April 15, 2013 at 14:39

    Would have been a must have for me, those where some good times. Good recipe too, choice ,freedom and a rewarding learning curve how could it go wrong. Le sigh.


  2. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    April 15, 2013 at 14:42

    Aw boo 🙁

    Guess we will have to just #DealWithIt


  3. KingKappie

    April 15, 2013 at 14:45

    Sad news but will make a gr8 ION header


  4. Purple_Dragon

    April 15, 2013 at 14:51

    Good, the NFS series needs to die with a whimper. The latest in the series have really pissed me off.


  5. Gerhard67

    April 15, 2013 at 15:01

    So sad. Me & girlfriend spend hours making our cars look great and then off to see who can make the most points in drifting. Absolutely would have bought it.


  6. DrKiller

    April 15, 2013 at 15:07

    You guys should be happy its not happening.. Till this day I still wish Most Wanted reboot didn’t happen 🙁


  7. Anon A Mouse

    April 15, 2013 at 15:15

    The whole franchise can blow a gasket and burn in a NoS fueled fire. Since about the first Most Wanted not one game came out of the series that’s worth mentioning.


  8. Tbone187

    April 15, 2013 at 16:43

    NFS overkill…The guy is quite right…Just let it rest for at least a few yrs…


  9. Tbone187

    April 15, 2013 at 16:44

    Shift was quite tough tho… especially with little to no assists…


  10. Skyblue

    April 15, 2013 at 22:39

    Meh, NFS Underground is still alive and kicking on the East Rand, my brah


  11. matthurstrsa

    April 16, 2013 at 07:07

    I would’ve waited for Grid 2 anyway.


  12. matthurstrsa

    April 16, 2013 at 07:08

    Also, it will be Kickstarted eventually.


  13. Faeez Hendricks

    April 16, 2013 at 10:21

    With current tech. They can make such an AMAZING Underground 3…


  14. eatshitidiots

    May 11, 2014 at 05:56

    fuck underground series. only 12 yr old kids whine about those stupid and lifeless games. nfs is now better than it will ever be. so fuck off and grow up, and i hope everyone who still whines for underground will get cancer


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