First teased yesterday, EA has officially confirmed a new entry for the Need For Speed franchise. The announcement came as a new teaser trailer for the yet unnamed title set to reboot the series. Based off of the teaser trailer, the game appears to have a setting similar to Underground and Underground 2, among the better Need For Speed titles. This new game is distinct from the Need For Speed: No Limits for mobile.
Other than the trailer itself though, the biggest takeaway is this interesting statement found near the end. It states that “All footage captured in-game” which has become standard in trailers but also saying that “game engine footage representative of all platforms”. Note the title of the video which is labelled for PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This suggests that there will be parity between the two consoles and for the PC platform which, depending on your platform is a good or bad thing. It does suggest that the hardware for the PS4 and the PC in particular, aren’t being fully exploited but does mean players won’t have to pick and choose which platform to play on as they will all be the same.
From the trailer itself, the engine appears to look pretty good. Whether or not the end game will look similar is up for debate as even PC-centric games like Witcher 3 have failed to match their trailer quality -. More word of the title is likely to come at this year’s E3 next month so stay tuned for more face paced details coming soon.