A New Need For Speed is Coming This Year, But Skipping E3

A New Need For Speed is Coming This Year, But Skipping E3

No pit stop in June for the Need For Speed team.

Motorheads are getting a new Need For Speed this year, but they'll have to wait a while to see how it's shaping up. While there will be a new Need For Speed in 2019, it will be skipping E3 and EA Play.

The announcement, posted to the Need For Speed subreddit, says the new Need For Speed will be releasing later in 2019. But while there isn't a firm date, the NFS team did elaborate on why they're skipping the big press extravaganza in June this year.

Are you going to hear more about the next NFS title? Yes. Is it being released this year? Yes. Will we be doing anything in June? No. It’s as simple as that, but we wanted to give you a heads up before you started asking “where are you?” Our goal is to deliver a truly memorable high-speed entry into the 25 years of NFS, rather than a series of promotional events. The game matters most – a sentiment we bet you share with us.

The post also mentions that the next time we hear from the NFS team, they'll be packing their bags and "heading down south for the full unveiling." A possible hint at what could be coming?

While we had some fun with 2017's Need For Speed: Payback, it was ultimately a flawed racing game whose systems took away from the fun. Here's hoping the next one delivers on the high-speed racing without all the grinding. In the meantime, keep up with all the games that will be at E3 through our E3 2019 guide.

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Eric Van Allen

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Eric is a writer and Texan. He's a former contributor to sites including Compete, Polygon, Waypoint, and the Washington Post. He loves competitive games, live music, and travel.

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