We're just about past all the not-E3 summer presentations now, and a notable absentee was EA. The publisher stated it would forego its usual EA Play Live showcase this year, instead announcing games when the timing was right. Well, it's sounding like July will be the right time for some of the company's biggest upcoming titles.
Reported by Tom Henderson, it seems EA is gearing up to formally reveal the next instalments in the Skate, Need for Speed, and FIFA franchises. We already heard whispers about the skateboarding title, but now it appears Criterion's arcade racer and the annual football game will also make their debuts in a matter of weeks.
Henderson cites anonymous sources, and goes into slightly more detail about what he's heard. Regarding the racing title, a name "floating around" is Need for Speed: Unbound, and it will adopt a mixed visual style featuring realistic cars and environments with stylised elements. He adds that cars will have visual flourishes such as "smoke, wind, and fire coming off the car when going fast, drifting, and more". The game also sounds like it'll have Burnout Paradise-style online multiplayer, in which you can meet up with other drivers and initiate races within the open world.
Obviously, this should all be taken lightly, but Henderson has a fairly reliable track record with stuff like this, so it could well be true. Do you think EA is on the cusp of making some long-awaited announcements? Discuss in the comments section below.
Can't wait to see how EA changes things up in Need for Speed: Electric Boolagoo, FIFA: Endgame, and Skate (20??).
I'm just hoping they stick to the formula since Need for Speed 2015 and don't try anything daft.
New FIFA? I thought EA was done with that license and doing their own thing now.
@Milktastrophe The license ends in 2023 so FIFA 23 (this year's entry) will be the last EA FIFA game.
If the NFS game is anything like Burnout Paradise then it's a Day 1 buy for me.
Time for a new engine for fifa, frostbites showing its age
Skate 4!!!!! I can't wait for this game, I was playing Skate 3 the other day on GP and it's still amazing, Give me that gameplay with updated graphics and I'm golden, Can't wait to see what's revealed and as for NFS, I would love if they can bring back full body customisation with some epic decals and Vinyls and with some sweet neons, oh the gameplay obviously needs to be good. Looking forward to see what's what.
I will def play the new skate
Skate on dude to the other side
Please EA, I just want a 60fps for NFS Heat on ps5, its like the best NFS game of the last 12 years
I'm hoping Need for Speed 2022 will be as good as the Black Box era titles....if it isn't, I'll just go back to Hot Wheels Unleashed...
You spelt SSX way wrong
Its in the game..apart from the bits you have to purchase via micro's or the bits that you only get in the season pass...cynical yeah but its going to happen folks..
I disagree with the idea that it's the best NFS we've got in the last 12 years BUT that would be great tbf.
Other games that NEED 60fps on PS5 are:
-Mafia: Definitive Edition
-Assassins Creed: The Ezio Collection
-Batman: Return to Arkham (Asylum and City)
-Batman: Arkham Knight
-Far Cry 3: Classic Edition
Lmk if I missed any (which I'm pretty sure I did lol) but those are the ones that immediately pop into my head ngl
A new FIFA entry. EA are really spoiling us with these surprises. If the new game involves kicking a ball about I will fall off my chair. In other news, water is wet.
I skipped pretty much all the PS3 AND PS4 era NFS games.
I missed the old ones' more arcadey (and to be honest, easy) style since I kinda suck at more realistic/simulator kinda games.
I'm interested in Heat since I first saw the trailer but for whatever reason I haven't got my hands on it yet.
Would you say I give it a shot?
Wish they'd released more dlc for heat really enjoyed that especially unlocking the iconic cars from underground 2 & most wanted
@Anke loved that one because it reminded me of underground 2 I just wish it had drag races & the always online requirement really p***** me off hope it gets a patch before the servers are shut off
I really enjoyed the gameplay in Heat, I think it's best feeling NFS in a while and I loved the look of it but, man...I really didn't jive with the narrative (they really need to stop with that, racing games do not need narrative) or the overall musical vibe (nothing against hip-hop or edm, they just aren't my jam).
Just make an NFS that's super fun to play and has a lot of radio stations with a ton of musical options and it'll be great.
@Lup none of the nfs games apart from maybe the 2 shift games have been realistic or simulator style..the nfs series have always been arcadey and over the top action based racers..as i said the only 2 that i can think of that have been relatively "hardcore" have been the 2 slightly mad studios released and those were probably the best 2 nfs titles..
@GeneJacket agree 100% the story and acting was really cringe inducing..the whole millenial thing and this need to be the "fast and the furious" is just bobbins...also i agree the music sucked and i like hip hop but more variety would be nice..some slipknot or fear factory..👍
@Northern_munkey Didn't say they were, just that they were more than the PS2-era ones.
@Lup and i wasnt having a pop at you..context is not easy to pick up on in any text based conversations and nfs:heat is definatly worth a butchers..payback was good too but i think heat was the better game if you can get past the awful story and voice acting..i think it might be in the games catalogue if you upgraded to extra..
I hope Hall Of Meat features again in the new Skate.
@Would_you_kindly that's the only thing that spoiled it, future generations probably won't be able to play it because of it too.
I'd be interested in a new Skate maybe, but hard pass on the other games.
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