“Need for Speed is still coming this year… that’s true, that game should be coming in November,” Grubb said. “If you are a Need for Speed fan who has bought a next-gen console, here’s some news; it’s next-gen only. They are shifting to next-gen only.”
This would be great timing as it captures some of the high-octane energy generated by Gran Turismo 7and Forza Horizon 5 and also corners the Holiday 2022 market.
The big drift here is that Grubb suggests that whatever is coming next will be a next-gen exclusive. While this is exciting if true, it also needs to mean there are major improvements made to what currently exists. Having reviewed 2019’s Need For Speed: Heat, a title that had a knuckle-dragging story of corruption and conservatism, but it also featured some pretty ugly and lifeless graphics and textures that just won’t cut it for a next-gen exclusive.