New Need for Speed Won’t Have a Subtitle; Runs on Same Frostbite Version as Star Wars: Battlefront

on May 24, 2015 4:37 PM

The reveal of the new Need for Speed coming to Xbox One, PS4 and PC this fall, left a few questions unanswered, and the game’s developers are giving information over social media.

Many wondered if the new subtitle would be revealed at E3, but it won’t, simply because the game won’t have one. It will be titled Need for Speed. Period.

Many wondered if this would be a successor to the Underground sub-series, and while it’s not properly Underground 3, it does share a lot of its elements:

While the next reveal will come on June 15th at E3, we get the promise of more info on the reveal in the coming weeks:

If you’re hoping for a release on Steam, it seems that said hope is rather slim:

We also learn why the game is not on old gen consoles:

That extra horsepower may indeed be necessary, as we learn (courtesy of Frostbite Technical Director Johan Andersson) that the game is running on the same version of FrostBite engine as Star Wars: Battlefront, which definitely sparks high hopes for the visuals:

One thing is for sure: the folks at Electronic Arts seem pretty confident about their E3 reveal:

Will the new Need for Speed really make that much of an impact? We’ll have to wait for June 15th and see.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.