Need for Speed 2022 Reveal: Fasten your seatbelts!
If you are a big fan of the Need For Speed saga and your first passion is to drive hard in racing games, then you have come to the right place. After teasing all day long about the arrival of a future announcement through tweets and other banners, Electronic Arts has finally decided to communicate more directly on what will be the next Need For Speed 2022 opus.
The American company is doing even better than speaking out… As you can see by looking at the tweet above, it gives an appointment to the players this Thursday at 5 pm, French time, to discover together the reveal of the next Need For Speed 2022.
Unbound or not Unbound, what do the rumors say?
This new episode, still very mysterious, will bring together Criterion and former Codemasters Cheshire, two developers who specialized in racing games with an emphasis on big shows and pileups.
What better way to start the week than to share some details about an exciting opportunity based at Codemasters Cheshire, but also the future of the studio itself! (…) Codemasters Cheshire will partner with Criterion Games to create the future of Need For Speed.
Beginning with the next Need for Speed title and expanding to future initiatives, Codemasters Cheshire will work with Criterion on creative, technical, and feature execution in support of the vision outlined in the Need for Speed strategy.
Pete Johnson, Senior Recruiter at EA during April 2022
Unfortunately, apart from the identity of the team behind this new project, we have no concrete information. However, the various rumors indicate that this new game will be called Need For Speed Unbound, that it will be released exclusively on PC and next-gen, and that it will feature “a simplified car upgrade system similar to that of Forza Horizon” and will take place in the streets of Chicago.
But the most interesting part of all this is that rumors were pointing to a release this year. Even if it’s hard to imagine, it could still be the case, since the tweet indicates 2022 with the mention “Need For Speed 2022”.