No Need For Speed game in 2014

No Need For Speed game planned for release this year, says EA

EA has announced that there will be no Need For Speed game released in 2014 ahead of this year's E3 Expo

Electronic Arts has announced that there will be no Need For Speed game released in 2014.

The news emerged in a quarterly earnings call in which EA CEO Andrew Wilson told investors that the franchise's developer, Ghost Games, would be given an extended development window to work on a new entry in the series.

"Ghost Games is working on innovative new chapter of the franchise," Wilson said during the call.

“Our concept of what makes a game today has changed,” Wilson added. “We are designing games for long-term experiences.”

According to Wilson, there will be a Need For Speed game released in 2015.

In the same call, Wilson confirmed that EA would be unveiling an as-yet-unannounced game at E3, running on the Frostbite 3 engine.

Electronic Arts has released a Need For Speed game every single year since 2002. The last game in the series, Need For Speed: Rivals, was released last year to generally positive reviews. The franchise, formerly developed by Criterion Games and Blackbox, has been passed to Ghost Games in Switzerland.