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Thursday, 8 May 2014

New Need For Speed Video Game Announced

A chance development in the hit franchise's production schedule could turn out to be a turning point for the video games industry...
Electronic Arts have this week announced the development of a new instalment in their Need for Speed franchise of racing video games. Helmed by Need for Speed: Rivals developers Ghost Games, the untitled sequel will mark the first entry in eleven years not to be released a mere years after its predecessor.

Yes, dear reader, you read correctly: the Need for Speed series won't rev up its engines again until 2015, likely due to Ghost Games' clearly stated intention to produce another AAA title which stands up with the genre's fiercest competitors. In essence, this means that the recent film adaptation starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul will have served as the series' solitary output for 2014, though we're of the belief that the extra waiting time between games can only be a positive turn of events so far as allowing the franchise to grow and sufficiently test its own limits. More importantly, though, that EA are willing to cease their annualization of NFS could well mark a step forward for the video games industry, since if they'll budge, who's to say that Activision won't do the same with Call of Duty in the not too distant future...?

The next Call of Duty video game instalment will launch on an as-of-yet unspecified range of platforms in Winter 2015.

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