EA Might Be Teasing a Need for Speed: Underground Announcement on Twitter

EA Might Be Teasing a Need for Speed: Underground Announcement on Twitter

Or this could just be a reminder that "Get Low" is a great song.

Twitter just got a new voice message feature, and while it'll probably prove to be an obnoxious tool for trolls and bullies, some accounts are at least using it for fun. Today, Need for Speed's official account put up a short clip from a song off of Need for Speed: Underground's soundtrack. Given that EA Play Live is happening soon, fans are wondering if this is a hint at a new announcement.

The song in question is, of course, "Get Low" by Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz. In addition to being a high-charting hit and a staple of every mid-to-late 2000s high school dance (with the lyrics severely edited), "Get Low" greeted players as they loaded up 2003's Need for Speed: Underground.

Developed by EA Black Box, Underground and its 2004 sequel are seen by some fans as Need for Speed's pinnacle. Certainly, for a long-running racing franchise with as many different subtitles and gameplay twists as Need for Speed has used, the Underground games stand out for their early Fast and Furious-esque focus on street racing.

The people behind the Need For Speed account could just be having fun with this new Twitter feature, but all eyes are on Electronic Arts for teases about what might be shown later today during 2020's EA Play Live event. Criterion Games recently advised fans to look out for Need for Speed news as part of the stream.

Earlier this year, EA shifted responsibility for the Need for Speed franchise back to Criterion after a few years under the direction of Ghost Games, now EA Gothenburg. Last week, Criterion pushed a final update for 2019's Need for Speed Heat that adds cross-platform play to the title.

On top of something related to Need for Speed, Lil Jon related or otherwise, EA Play Live promises spotlights for Apex Legends, the EA Sports lineup, and the newly revealed Star Wars: Squadrons. The stream will start at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET later today. You can watch the stream, and see what else to expect from it, here.

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