As the current console generation gains another year in its age, so does the list of games exclusive to the new generation grow longer. It’s not a particularly long list just yet, but it looks like by November this year, the Need for Speed series will be adding an entry into said list of current-generation exclusives.
VGC reports that Jeff Grubb of VentureBeat shared on the Grubbsnax podcast that publisher Electronic Arts is shifting the NFS series to “next-gen only”. Meaning that this year’s Need for Speed title will only be available on the PS5, as well as the Xbox Series X and S where those consoles are available. No mention of if the game will be on PC though.
The new Need for Speed game will be released sometime in November, which is usually when new games from the series gets released anyway. It will possibly be set in Miami, though that’s not exactly set in stone.
Ever since Need for Speed rivals back in 2013, the series has adopted a biennial release schedule up until Heat, the most recent entry from 2019. This means a three-year gap between the new game and the last. But perhaps that is enough for publisher EA to decide that the previous console generation is too old for the upcoming game. Not that the supply situation of the PS5 agrees with that.