Via an austrian store:
I just haven't followed Need for Speed to closely for a while. I found Hot Pursuit/Most Wanted and Shift 1/2 decent enough when I played them, but the only one I actually owned was Hot Pursuit. I used to play the heck of the old ones.
...Cars naturally top the list. You could say that the cars and customization of NFS are the beating heart of what we do. Without either of these, NFS fails to exist as we know it. These two elements play a pivotal role in the series and are two aspects that we consider to be foundational, meaning they aren’t going anywhere because NFS wouldn’t exist without them.
But NFS is also the culmination of many different aspects, and there’s a special essence that appears when all these aspects come together at a very high quality, an essence that helps create that unique NFS feeling. You could say this essence is our DNA, and it’s exactly what we’re injecting straight into our next project.
Tradition, and our above note about a new game later this year, dictates that this is the time when you’ll be eagerly hitting F5 on our Social Media channels, waiting for that first detailed sign of something new, for that first teaser to drop. But let’s hold fire on that for now.
Because traditions are all well and good, but they can also be broken, and new ones forged. Just because we’ve done something one way for the last few years, doesn’t mean we should continue to do so.
"Another" Underground wannabe? Have I missed something? The OG Undergrounds are my favorite Need for Speeds.
Open World Action/Adventure w/melee combat https://www.resetera.com/threads/criterion-burnout-battlefront-is-working-on-a-new-ip-seems-to-be-a-melee-combat-action-adventure.20137/
Doesn't help that racing games barely move the needle anymore, that pie shrank a lot in the last 10 years
They barely moved a needle because most were bad, and some of the better games reviewed bad, because for some reason reviewers suck at them. Forza Horizon proves that the interest is there (even when I personally think the game is an overhyped snoozefest).
Thank you. Looking at that thread is kinda depressing.Open World Action/Adventure w/melee combat https://www.resetera.com/threads/criterion-burnout-battlefront-is-working-on-a-new-ip-seems-to-be-a-melee-combat-action-adventure.20137/
That’s kind of my point. Horizon owns the market right now for people who want an arcadey open-world racing game. So NFS has to do something new and interesting to grab people and the things they’ve tried recently have just been big whiffs.
Tell me about it :'( and I thought the weather in Sweden is rather tame compared to the 35°C we have in Germany.
Sounds like GTA V :D