Need for Speed

Did you forget a new Need for Speed is on the way? We wouldn't blame you; it was confirmed to be in development in June 2020, with only the briefest of glimpses at EA Play Live. We've heard next to nothing since — save for some super early leaked footage — but it's apparently heading our way towards the end of this year, and new word on the street is that it'll be current-gen only.

Yes, according to VentureBeat reporter Jeff Grubb, the next NFS will be coming to PlayStation 5, but not PS4. Developed primarily by Criterion Games, the studio has apparently ditched last-gen versions in favour of focusing on newer technology.

Grubb reports the game "should be coming in November" of 2022, and asserts the game is skipping last-gen. "If you are a Need for Speed fan who has bought a next-gen console, here’s some news; it’s next-gen only. They are shifting to next-gen only," he says.

Of course, this is just one report from one journalist, so don't take this as gospel just yet. However, Grubb has proven he's in the know before, so there's a good possibility he's right here. We'll obviously have to wait and see what EA reveals. If the game is meant to be launching at the latter end of 2022, the publisher will probably need to make some formal announcements soon.

Anyway, are you excited for a potentially current-gen only Need for Speed? Take the wheel in the comments section below.