Electronic Arts and Ghost will release a new Need for Speed game in 2017.
In an Under the Hood update on the Need for Speed blog, developer Ghost revealed the game alongside an announcement regarding updates to the 2015 game. Need for Speed’s SpeedList update is now officially the game’s last free content update for the game – it was released in November 2015.
Ghost will now use their time to “[build] upon the foundations that have been laid with Need for Speed.” However, the developer won’t be going quiet; Ghost intends to work with the community to get feedback on the new game’s direction.
“The feedback our community has already given us is already shaping the future of Need for Speed,” the post reads, “and it will continue to do so as we move further into the development of the next game.”
Ghost also released an infographic detailing player engagement. Since Need for Speed’s release, players have participated in 550 million events, and earned $2,494,622,553,950 worth of in-game cash.
Need for Speed received a 6.3 out of 10 in IGN’s review. Though the game looks and sounds great, it isn’t “quite firing on all cylinders.”
Stay tuned to IGN for more information regarding the next Need for Speed.