A leak by Tom Henderson would seem to be talking about another Electronic Arts title: if in fact we had previously talked about a possible transformation into free to play for Battlefield 2042, now instead we focus on the engines of Need for Speed. The game, which for some years has not been having the desired success, would be ready to return this year.
The date seems to be in the third quarter of 2022, between September and October: the development study will be Criterion Games (which had to pause the project to help in Battlefield 2042) and the news of the game we should get it, hopefully, in a few months.
EA is expecting Need for Speed by Criterion Games to release in September/October 2022.
Need for Speed development had to be paused in summer 2021 as Criterion Games needed to help with the development of Battlefield 2042. pic.twitter.com/pGHiEIYmbv
— Tom Henderson (@_Tom_Henderson_) January 20, 2022
It would not be strange therefore to expect a trailer or, to speed up, even a gameplay, during the summer events dedicated to video games. Although E3 is still in doubt, during those days there will also be Geoff Keighley's Summer Game Fest, a fragmented event that could host a sort of Electronic Arts showcase.
With a cadenced release every two years, the last few chapters have not had the hoped-for success: 2017's Payback had tepid support and Heat, a title released in 2019, failed to thrill fans as previous titles did.
Need for Speed has always been a series of titles racing able to pursue the player's desire: if at first the games had an arcade style and very dedicated only to the experience itself, titles like Underground and Most Wanted have revolutionized the genre, even offering interesting storylines and intriguing features.
Among all the car tuning stood out, following the canons seen in the films of Fast & Furious, which then disappeared over time in favor of more "light" changes. On the contrary, modern times have allowed us to insert fast-paced and interesting online gameplay, with a ton of modes and a series of content updated every month.