The lights are on
After more than 10 years of annual releases, EA is giving its popular racing series the year off.
In today's financial earnings call, EA confirmed that Ghost Games is currently working on a new
take for the Need For Speed series, but that players won't be seeing it in
2014. Ghost Games was given the keys to the long-running franchise for last
year's Need For Speed Rivals, which received
positive scores for its seamless blend of online and offline racing. The
Need For Speed series has seen annual releases since 2002's Need For Speed: Hot
Pursuit 2, with some years receiving multiple spin-off entries from different developers.
I was a fan of Need For Speed Rivals,
and am looking forward to what seeing what Ghost Games decides to do next with
the series. I'm also glad EA isn't pressuring the developer to churn out
another game this year – looking over the franchise's long and crowded release
history, providing racing fans with a breather may not be a bad call.
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