New Need For Speed Game Confirmed For 2017, Won't Be An Always-Online Game

By Mike Sousa on May 10, 2017, 9:04AM EDT

This year marks the return of the Need for Speed franchise, and with E3 just around the corner, developer Ghost Games has decided to reveal some details on what we can expect from the next Need for Speed title.

Ghost Games started off by confirming that by the end of 2017 players will be playing a new Need for Speed game. The 2015 reboot was very important for the development team, as the player feedback showed how passionate fans are for Need for Speed, and what Ghost Games needs to do moving forward.

In terms of gameplay, the developer confirmed that customization has a home within the Need for Speed series and will play as strong a role in the next game and beyond. Cops will also return to the fray in this new entry, with Ghost Games hinting at open world and off-road driving.

let’s talk about cops. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting into a cop chase and feeling the heat on your tail as you tear it up through the city. Cops in pursuit, racers up ahead and then out of nowhere BAM! They bring a Rhino to a street race. You got this?

Whether you’re checking out your freshly customized ride or smoking the competition in an event up in the canyons, you’re going to want a world that not only looks beautiful, but offers you the space in which to do the things you want. We’re dialing up the action and allowing you to tear up the tarmac, and dirt, to your heart's content.

Burn rubber as you throw a car around a corner sideways and floor it as you hit an epic jump away from the cops. We’re building the world, but what you do in it is the aspect that excites us most.

Ghost Games

Finally, the upcoming Need for Speed game won't be an always-online game like the 2015 reboot. This means that when release day rolls around for the next Need for Speed, you will be able to play through a single player experience completely offline.

More details on the game will be shared as we get closer to EA PLAY in June.

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