New Need For Speed Coming in 2017, Will Not Have Always Online Single Player

Ghost Games is developing another Need for Speed game that is scheduled to release before the end of the year. Speaking on the official Need for Speed website, the studio dropped some details ahead of the game’s big reveal at the EA Play event.

On the customization options:

“Customization, we love it, you love it, everyone loves it. What’s not to love? Rest assured that we’re committed to customization having a home within the Need for Speed series. It’s not going away and it will play as strong a role as ever as we move forward into the next game and beyond.”

On the action and world Ghost Games is building:

“Woop woop…let’s talk about cops. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting into a cop chase and feeling the heat on your tail as you tear it up through the city. Cops in pursuit, racers up ahead and then out of nowhere BAM! They bring a Rhino to a street race. You got this?

Whether you’re checking out your freshly customized ride or smoking the competition in an event up in the canyons, you’re going to want a world that not only looks beautiful, but offers you the space in which to do the things you want. We’re dialing up the action and allowing you to tear up the tarmac, and dirt, to your heart’s content.

Burn rubber as you throw a car around a corner sideways and floor it as you hit an epic jump away from the cops. We’re building the world, but what you do in it is the aspect that excites us most.”

And finally, what is probably the biggest takeaway from the blog post is regarding the change to no longer requiring an internet connection to play the single player. Ghost Games promise that when Need for Speed launches that the single player “experience” will not be an always online mode.

“Let’s finish on one of the biggest discussion points around the last game: always-online. To say that this is a topic you’re passionate about would be an understatement, and whenever there’s a topic that gathers as much attention and feedback from you as this did, we take note.

So, when release day rolls around for the next Need for Speed, you will be able to play through a single player experience completely offline. Before you ask, and we know you will, this does mean you will be able to pause the game.”

That’s all the news we have for Need for Speed for now, but we can expect more during EA’s Play event during E3.

Source: Need for Speed

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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