Electronic Arts will not have any press conference during E3. In fact, the press conference will be replaced by multiple livestreams that will air during the first two days of the event. This makes players wonder about whether or not new EA games would be announced this year. Fortunately, it seems like there are still plans for Need for Speed 2019’s release. However, the NFS team doesn’t feel confident on the current state of the game to reveal any further details about it.
In a new update posted today on EA Answers by the NFS Team, it was confirmed that while a new entry is in development, no information about it will arrive in June. In other words, there isn’t any sort of reveal trailer or information to be expected from Need for Speed 2019 during this year’s E3. “Traditions are all well and good, but they can also be broken, and new ones forged,” said the developer regarding the decision. “Just because we’ve done something one way for the last few years, doesn’t mean we should continue to do so.”
However, the development team promises that Need for Speed 2019 will still happen. “Are you going to hear more about the next NFS title? Yes. Is it being released this year? Yes. Will we be doing anything in June? No. It’s as simple as that” Said the development team. “Our goal is to deliver a truly memorable high-speed entry into the 25 years of NFS, rather than a series of promotional events.”
Need for Speed games have a habit of launching around November. With this in mind, it’s easy to assume that Need for Speed 2019 will released around that month as well. However, with this new “Traditions can be broken” attitude by the NFS team, we could be looking at another release date entirely like October or December. Regardless of such, when new information about this elusive entry in the NFS series shows up, we won’t hesitate to tell you.