It's official now, I guess.
A few days ago, EA released this image and this article talking about the next Need for Speed game, and that we will be playing it by the end of this year.
They also released this image and a GIF on their social media, showing possibly a desert-y setting. Note the sign that says 'June 2nd'. Also, possible day/night cycle?
Let the hype begin...
Looks nice. I'm sure June 2nd will be the date that will reveal more about this game. I've read that there's no online-only requirement. If that's true, then I'm not surprised. Also, I hope the selection of cars is better than in the 2015 game. Some of the iconic cars are glaringly missing in that game, like the Nissan 350Z, the 370Z, the Mazda RX-8, and so on. Not saying that there weren't any good cars, there are lots of great choices, but strange omissions aswell. I'd be happy if they bring back the Chevy Cobalt SS and the Alfa Romeo Brera in the 2017 version. Also, better car customization, similar to Need for Speed: Underground 2.
Also, I've once saw a picture of this new Need for Speed game on the PS Store, rumored to be "Need for Speed: Underground", but it was clearly fake.