Postponed for a year, the next Need For Speed would skip the PS4 and Xbox One versions. EA would be determined to impress but only on PS5, Xbox Series, and PC.
The next Need For Speed should end its run on consoles and PC at the end of the year. But according to journalist Jeff Grubb, Electronic Arts and Criterion Games have again changed their plans. As a reminder, the title had been delayed for a year so that Criterion would help DICE on Battlefield 2042.
A 100% current-gen Need For Speed?
During his last Grubbsnax broadcast transcribed by our colleagues from VGC Jeff Grubb gave an update on NFS 2022. If the guy is to be believed, the arcade racing game is well on its way to return by the end of the year. In the month of November More precisely. Interestingly, according to him, EA and Criterion would have sacrificed the PlayStation and Xbox One version in favor of an exclusive release on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Need For Speed is still planned for this year…it’s true, and this episode should be released in november. If you’re a fan of the franchise and bought a new-gen console, here’s some info. It will only be available on next-gen consoles. They are switching development exclusively to current-gen.
All is said, Need For Speed 2022 would only arrive on PS5, Xbox Series, and PC in November 2022. An important decision gave the installed base of PS4 and Xbox One machines, but necessary to definitely move on. On the other hand, this marks a reversal in the policy of Electronic Arts which, originally, wanted to see the title on the two generations.
Welcome to Miami
In his podcast, Jeff Grubb reports one last element: Need For Speed 2022 could take place in Miami. However, on this point, he remains cautious because he is not sure of the information he may have had.
Is current-gen exclusivity an argument for you? Would you be happy to return to Miami or would you like another setting? Are you waiting for this new episode? Tell us everything in the comments.