Fresh Need for Speed Leak Could Help EA Rebound From Battlefield 2042 Disaster

Published 04/09/2022, 11:40 AM EDT

After the unforgettable Battlefield 2042, Electronic Arts might be working on making things normal and better again for the gamers. This seems to be the case, at least as per the new leak that has revealed a massive update regarding the upcoming project from the publisher, Need for Speed.

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Going by the latest report, the next Need for Speed game will reportedly launch in 2022 itself. And giving a shock to the owners of the previous generation of consoles, it might arrive only for the latest platforms.

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Need for Speed to release in November for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S only!

In case anyone missed it, the next big installment in the long-running racing saga is being developed by Criterion. It’s the same studio that assisted DICE in making last year’s Battlefield 2042. In fact, due to its assistance on the latter, the studio had to pause the work on the new Need for Speed.

But now that it has all the focus set on the upcoming entry in the beloved series, interested fans will be looking forward to this.

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And recently, there’s been a fresh leak based on the Need for Speed that might increase the hype even further. Eurogamer reported that the industry insider Jeff Grubb has revealed that the game is coming this November in 2022. On top of it, it will only be available for the next generation of consoles, namely, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S.

Without a doubt, this will be sad for all those players who don’t have the newest platforms. Jeff Grubb is a widely known scooper and has been mostly accurate with his claims in the past. Thus, it may be possible to assume that EA is wishing to stick only to limited consoles this time. Still, being a leak as of now, this information should be taken with a grain of salt.

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The new Need for Speed is currently in development at Criterion.

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What are your thoughts on the latest leak? Are you disappointed to know that the next NFS entry won’t arrive for the previous-gen platforms?

Let us know in the comments.

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Mintu Tomar

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Mintu Tomar is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. After completing his bachelor's in Philosophy, he has followed his passion for covering news as a budding journalist. He lives and breathes video games and is a die-hard Call of Duty fan.

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