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EA Preps A Next-Gen Need For Speed?

We can always use more Need for Speed.

Although Need for Speed: Most Wanted is slated to hit on October 30, Electronic Arts is already looking forward to the next installment in the esteemed racing franchise.

Thanks to an eagle-eyed reader, we turn our attention to EA's Gothenburg's website, where they're looking for people to work on a brand new Need for Speed entry. The message on the main page reads:

"Would you like to be a part of EA? Would you like to work on a game in the Need for Speed franchise? You now have the opportunity to become a part of EA Gothenburg and fulfill those two wishes."

There are no less than 16 positions available, and perhaps the most interesting part is that EA Garthenburg is preparing for the "new generation of games," which sort of implies that this fresh NFS effort will be for next-gen consoles. Now is about the right time to begin staffing up for such a project, as a variety of rumors have hinted at a 2013 launch for either the new Xbox or PlayStation (or both).

Either way, NFS is definitely one of those titles we can't leave behind. It's just too iconic to die.

Tags: need for speed, nfs game, need for speed sequel, ea gothenburg

10/9/2012 10:26:55 AM Ben Dutka

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 12:31:33 PM

Wish I can work there but don't have the experience. Anyhow, next gen, I want next the NFS game to be Underground 3 or anything similar to the past Underground titles. We already have another Most Wanted game, now it's time to shine for another Underground game.

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Lawless SXE
Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 3:15:05 PM

Aww... can we have a new Burnout that is actually titled Burnout? Pretty please?

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 8:16:14 PM

Ask Criterion. This news would tell us that Criterion can just go back to Burnout and leave the NFS franchise to a different good.

I respect Criterion, but I'm not a fan of putting Burnout influences into other possible, upcoming NFS games. NFS: MW may work, but I don't want the Burnout "feel" in all of the NFS games, because Criterion has yet to prove they can go out of their realm and create something that's totally unrelated to their Burnout franchise.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 8:31:31 PM

daus26, when I read "NFS: MW" on your comment, I started thinking Need For Speed: Modern Warfare and imagined tanks and jets and all sorts of awesome military vehicles having crazy races through cities... That would be awesome.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 2:16:46 AM

Apparently it's a no-go. Criterion is the lead developer of NFS now according to EA. Either Burnout is relegated to the digital realm, or it's completely dead unless EA ships it off to another developer. Maybe Criterion's third NFS will be NFS: Burnout. I'd get that.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 7:37:15 PM

Well, no point getting Most Wanted now. I've still got Burnout Paradise and Burnout Revenge to keep me satisfied for now.

Until the next gen can wow me with incredible crash physics and graphics, I might just have to wait a little while.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2012 @ 8:19:05 PM

With all this preparation for "next-gen" games, it's kind of hard to believe if we're not going to see them until 2014.

That said, I don't think we'll see FFvsXIII or Last Guardian till next gen consoles. They either release next year, or coincide with the next gen consoles. Then again, we have a lot of 2013 PS3 games to look forward to, and possibly beyond.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012 @ 4:34:00 AM

eh, NFS has been pretty meh ever since most wanted released.
funny EA finally returns to the last game that was successful for them, and instead of doing a direct sequel they try to turn it into burnout.
so why couldent they release burnout in the first place?
because it does not have the name power NFS does?
god i f*cking hate this generations publisher obsession with brand names!

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