Confirmed: There will be no new Need For Speed game in 2014

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During EA’s most recent quarterly financial briefing last week, the publisher mentioned that there is no new Need For Speed game in development for release in 2014 – a statement that was then confirmed by Need For Speed developer Ghost Games.

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Writing in a blog post on the official Need For Speed site, Ghost Games executive producer and general manager Marcus Nilsson began by thanking the fans for their support and dedication to the Need For Speed franchise, stating that the studio exists to “make games that are constantly improving… games that push the boundaries of technology and innovation.”

“Most importantly,” Nilsson wrote, “we exist to make games that excite our fans.”

For these reasons, Ghost Games will be listening to the fans to “give you the game you’ve been asking for,” and while the team is already deep in development on their next game, that process will “take us some time.” Nilsson continued:

“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.”

Ghosts Won’t Go Ghost

Nilsson promises that the team won’t go silent until next year, and plans to talk about their plans more regularly in the future because “we need your help to shape the future of Need for Speed… 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 writes.

How do you feel about there not being a new Need For Speed game in 2014? It’s the first time since 2002 that there hasn’t been an annual Need For Speed entry.

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