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Feel the need for (a reboot of) Need for Speed

EA’s storied racing franchise is about to get a head to toe makeover in a ‘reboot’ that, quite frankly, looks pretty freaking incredible.

While I was watching that, I was thinking that I liked the ‘back to basics’ vibe that the footage was getting across, but I wished that it was in-game stuff that EA was showing. Then I saw that “all footage captured in-game” tag at the end. Yep. That’s impressive.

Ghost Games, which is one of EA’s own studios, will be handling the reboot. From the looks of it too, they’ve taken the ball and run a long, long way with it. EA says that the new game, which presumably will be used to relaunch a series of titles, will focus on “deep customization, authentic urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative that pulls you through the game”.

As for Ghost, Marcus Nilsson (Executive Producer of Need for Speed) had this to say:

“Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we’re returning it to greatness in this reboot,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games. “Pulling on our 20 years of history, and then taking a year out from releasing a game, we are making the game we’ve always wanted to. We’re listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination and unleash their passion for cars and speed.”

Yeah, that’d pretty much do it. EA then is furthering things with their own online community of speed-freaks at SpeedHunters.com. Together with the game, the companies are aiming to produce a title that gets all the details of ‘car culture’ right, and of course, get gamers pulses racing just a bit faster.

Need for Speed will pull into the PC (via Origin), PS4, and the Xbox One some time this Fall. A full trailer, with a better look at the game in action, will be arriving on June 15th, and EA asks that you hit subscribe on their NfS YouTube page to keep yourself in the loop and catch it as soon as it hits.

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Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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