For the first time since 1997, Need for Speed will take a break this year, EA’s CEO Andrew Wilson & Ghost Games executive producer/general manager, Marcus Nilsson announced.

“Everyone here at Ghost Games in Gothenburg feels passionate about the Need for Speed franchise and Rivals was just the first step for us.

EA: We Made The Decision To Not Release A Need for Speed In 2014 1

We exist to make games that are constantly improving… games that push the boundaries of technology and innovation. Most importantly, we exist to make games that excite our fans, said Marcus Nilsson.

We are already deep in development on our next game and want to make this promise to you: we will listen to you. We’re going to give you the game you’ve been asking for. It will be the game you deserve, but to do that will take us some time.”

He adds, “We’ve made the decision to not release a Need for Speed in 2014, so we can work towards a highly innovative Need for Speed in 2015.

An experience built on a foundation we know you’ll greatly look forward to. That doesn’t mean we’re going to go silent until then.

From now on, you’ll be hearing from us regularly because we need your help to shape the future of Need for Speed. We want your input on future gameplay and features we know you’re passionate about.

We will keep innovating, always making sure to continue the celebration of cars and the joy they bring. That’s all we can share for now but remember this is just the beginning. We’re excited and ready,” Nilsson concluded.

The last entry in the series, Ghost Games’ Need for Speed Rivals (2013), the twentieth installment in the long-running Need for Speed series and the last one from Criterion Games’ was Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012), since co-founders Alex Ward and Fiona Sperry left Criterion to find a new studio and NFS Franchise was taken over by Ghost Games.

 

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