Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games has announced that it will not release a Need for Speed this year.
We’re going to give you the game you’ve been asking for. It will be the game you deserve, but to do that will take us some time.
This is only the second time in the franchise’s history that EA will not release at least one Need for Speed game in a year, the other being in 2001, following the release of Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed.
In a blog post, Ghost Games general manager Marcus Nilsson has said it is already working on its 2015 Need for Speed game, and it seeks to include fan feedback in the direction the game takes.
“We’ve made the decision to not release a Need for Speed in 2014, so we can work towards a highly innovative Need for Speed in 2015. An experience built on a foundation we know you’ll greatly look forward to,” said Nilsson.
That doesn’t mean we’re going to go silent until then. From now on, you’ll be hearing from us regularly because we need your help to shape the future of Need for Speed. We want your input on future gameplay and features we know you’re passionate about. We will keep innovating, always making sure to continue the celebration of cars and the joy they bring,” he added.
The developer is encouraging fans to give their inputs on what they’d like to see in the next NFS game on the series’ Facebook page.