New Need for Speed in development

EA Gothenburg hiring for new entry in long-running racing series; job listings suggest game may land on next-generation platforms.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted isn't out for another three weeks, but Electronic Arts is already staffing up for the next entry in the series. A message on EA Gothenburg's website makes clear the Swedish studio is getting to work on an all-new Need for Speed game.

A new Need for Speed is revving up at EA Gothenburg.

"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," reads a line from the statement.

No further details on the game are available. However, the studio has 16 open positions, and the descriptions of which may shed some light on what form the game may take. Each requisition states the studio is working on a "new generation of games."

New platforms from Microsoft and Sony have long been the subject of rumor, with analysts predicting both systems will be on store shelves during the back half of 2013.

EA Gothenburg opened in March 2012. It is EA's second Swedish studio, following Battlefield and Mirror's Edge developer DICE.

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hotrider12
hotrider12

i returned mostwanted and hotpursuit  criterions version.

both have nothing on original version  it was like playing Burnout and i hate BURNOUT games.

hotrider12
hotrider12

GHOST GAMES WILL MAKE THE NEXT NEED FOR SPEED. it will not be like HOTPURSUIT OR MOSTWANTED they just need to get rid of AUTO-LOG crap.

ChocolateAddict
ChocolateAddict

Underground 3 and if you f--k up EA, I'll never buy your games again.

sanechupp
sanechupp

Drift events need to make a return in big way. It should be like Underground games.

I like a little storyline in race games it's more reason to play it and take down the wanna be king. Criterion can make it as long as they don't forget Burnout. Most Wanted 2 really isn't Most Wanted. Burnout needs the open world, road rage and a good crash mode. well racing too. People go on about all this new new new stuff, there's only so much they can do in the game. You need to keep the same formula and make some small changes. Online isn't the world either.   

deathblow3
deathblow3

wasn't it EA that said that they can't do new IP's on this old hardware???? well thanks for putting another old IP on new hardware. thanks -__-

CapnXtraObvious
CapnXtraObvious

I have to go pray Criterion doesn't get their hands on the next one.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

With this new horrible Need for Speed Most Wanted currently coming out, it's good to know they're already getting ready for another one.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Just keep these great games coming - Vita or Xbox or "new console" all good!!

suyang456
suyang456

 

i know a site that sell maplestory mesos,you can buy from the site .it is www.oscargamer.com, it selles cheap maplestory mesos.

brxricano
brxricano

Criterion FFS just give me Revenge 2 packed to the gills with content and i will leave you be for the next 10 YEARS i promise you. The fuck dont you get already....

Colekern
Colekern

Please let me customize cars or I will not buy it. Thank you. That is all. 

 

P.S.

Most Wanted is gonna suck.

Velocity
Velocity

It's for PS Vita not PS3. Criterion will be working on next gen console and underground might be it. 

metal_core
metal_core

Underground 3!!!!!!! MAKE IT, PLEASE

Flint247
Flint247

I would like Underground 3, please. :)

bad_fur_day
bad_fur_day

I am so shocked right now that they are making more need for speed... who would have thought...

 

...is that name a quote from Top Gun... frickin lame...

 

Play Midnight Club.

JuStAnoThERGMer
JuStAnoThERGMer

They just keep coming lol most wanted didnt even come out and there already talking about another nfs 

jonsono2
jonsono2

Just imagine Underground 3 being a launch title of next gen..

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

If Criterion is NOT making this, you can only expect one thing... BURNOUT IS COMING!!!!!!!!!!!!

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

hmmmm.....NFS.....U3? Nah

chechak7
chechak7

you HAVE to put local multilayer in the game!

that 'sa gamers wish ..i like local party its better than online..with next gen game engine using dx11...woOOWo

Johny_47
Johny_47

Need for Speed Underground, Need for Speed Underground, Need for Speed Underground... I can dream as much as I want =D

 

I hope so much it is a new Underground game and that it's nothing like the new 'Need for Speed' game. Completely cool car customizing, looks and performance, decent story and last but not least, a brilliant gameplay.

 

These new developers should try and keep the cars basic aswell, for example, nothing super. I like super cars but it's much more fun going through the game with a regular everyday car and upgrading / tuning as you go along earning the cash for them with your winnings.

 

Get to it EA, go back to being good =)

SolidTy
SolidTy

I'll be keeping my eye out for it then. :P

Owlynator
Owlynator

No split-screen, no buy. Sorry  guys, but you HAVE to put local multiplayer in the game!

DrKill09
DrKill09

After all the screw ups Black Box did (with the exception of the ps2 version of Hot Pursuit 2, and possibly Most Wanted and Carbon, although not nearly as good), I really do not trust any other developer to make a NFS game other than Criterion.

Thermador446
Thermador446

With Most Wanted out of the way, at least they can get back to focusing on games that are guaranteed to suck for the next few years.

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I'm still waiting to see if Most Wanted will be any good or if it has been turned into a burnout game.

muppen
muppen

Another NFS? Why am I not surprised.

2fast4u_dk
2fast4u_dk

EA is more focused on quantity over quality and that's a bad thing.I don't mind getting another NFS every year,but after 2005's MW, every nfs seemd cheap.I don't care what studio they use as long as they make a decend NFS title.They need to concentrate more on gameplay and what we fans want, not only on graphics/sound.

rudyv30
rudyv30

WOW, you mean they are so greedy that instead of working on DLC for the one that hasn't even come out yet, they are working on a new game? Guess that saves me $60, I'll just pick it up when the price drops as I'm not going to miss anything by getting it later. Besides, I'll be very busy with AC3, then Halo 4, then COD BLOPS 2, and finish off the year with Far Cry 3. I'll miss this generation of consoles but at least it's going out with a bang!

hotrider12
hotrider12

@CapnXtraObvious 

GHOST GAMES making the next NFS, also they said it will NOT!!!! be like horrible as MOSTWANTED and HOTPURSUIT   yippy!!!!

Hurvl
Hurvl

 @brxricano "i will leave you be for the next 10 YEARS" Lol, I don't think they would like any of their potential customers to leave them alone for 10 whole years. That's bad business.

 

Gothenburg is great place to live, becuase it's in Sweden! Go fulfill your dreams of living in Sweden and experience the unique humor of the Gothenburg citizens - puns galore :D.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

 @Colekern My thoughts exactly. Honestly, I haven't actually *bought* an NFS title since Underground 1 & 2 for that such reason.....

 

When they took that aspect out, it lost half of it's interest to me, imo. 

wexorian
wexorian

 @jonsono2 underground won't be amazing like Most wanted 2, predcesor games  were cool In our childhood because it was New, with PIMP and everything now you see that in every racing game, So it will suck if they aint Gonna add Some  new Fundamental Feautres. it should be More Realistic with drit etc.

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

 @jonsono2 OMG....YOU TOOK MY COMMENT! 

 

LOL, I was so seriously just about to type that. Damn how I miss me some Underground......man I loved pimpin' the HELL outta my rides!

 

That's the only entry in the series they haven't visited in a looong while. Please oh please, I hope that's what they're working on.....

MTLevan
MTLevan

 @2fast4u_dk Did you play Hot Pursuit (2010)? I felt the same until I picked up HP and it brought the franchise back for me. The Run blew, but Criterion is developing MW (2012) and they developed HP, so I'm pretty optimistic. 

BlackLense
BlackLense

 @rudyv30 LOL, better new games than DLC, atleast we know this is a full game.

MTLevan
MTLevan

 @rudyv30 You really don't have any idea how game development works, do you?

woodyfr
woodyfr

 @rudyv30 What do you think developers are doing when they finish a game ? They create the next ! And Ubisoft began the work for AC 3 before they released AC Brotherhood and Revelations.

Sanity_Bleeds
Sanity_Bleeds

@PumpkinBoogie @Colekern Thats pretty dumb considering the first Most Wanted was arguably the best game in the franchise and had lots of customization. Carbon for all its faults had the most customization of any game in the series, and Undercover had its fair share of upgrades you could do to. You missed out!

onixevil
onixevil

 @chechak7 since Need for speed 7 on PSOne I wished  to play it with my friends .

AngelCage-2
AngelCage-2

 @MTLevan  @2fast4u_dk i LOVE hot Pursuit, criterion did a pretty good job with it and every single gameplay video of MW makes me want to buy and play the dam thing.

 

2fast4u_dk
2fast4u_dk

 @MTLevan I played HP 2010 and I liked it,but I didn't loved it.I know that you preffer the old hp than the new one.Same with the new MW.Its all about marketing these days and less about feeling the game.