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Need for Speed is getting a complete reboot to the point where it will be ditching recycled subtitles. Indeed, the new game – due out on the PlayStation 4 later this year – will be named Need for Speed. No, there's nothing after that – it's literally just called Need for Speed. Oh, and it's not to be confused with last year's movie, which was also called Need for Speed.

As with Need for Speed: Rivals, the racer is being developed by Swedish studio Ghost Games, and will be using the Frostbite Engine. The press release states that the title will deliver on everything that fans want: customisation, urban car culture, a nocturnal open world, and an immersive narrative. Not so sure about that last one, but the rest seems fine.

"Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we're returning it to greatness in this reboot," said executive producer Marcus Nilsson. "Pulling on our 20 years of history, and then taking a year out from releasing a game, we are making the game that we've always wanted to. We're listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination."

There's a teaser trailer embedded below which is purportedly representative of the final product – yeah, just like Star Wars: Battlefront, right? To be honest, we're not overly keen on the boy racer element of the release, but this property has always been at its most popular pandering to that clique, so it makes sense to bring it back. As long as the cars feel good, you can count us in.