Need For Speed (2015) was recently revealed to the public by Electronic Arts and Ghost Games, and in the time between the announcement and today, fans of the long-running series have been itching for more details. Well, we didn’t have long to wait – a leak of the game’s launch date as well as some of the gameplay details were revealed via an early Xbox Store listing, which was promptly taken down once the internet saved the screenshots. A user on Reddit spotted the mistake and quickly grabbed a screenshot before it got removed from the Xbox Store. If this is indeed a genuine capture you can expect the game to launch on 3 November.
Here is the screengrab that also gives you a summary with some juicy details:
The game’s listing remains on the Xbox Store, which you can find here. This was in all likelihood unintended, but now that the info is out there, Ghost Games might have just given in and resolved to leave things as they are. This is apparently a return to the roots of the series, mixing some of the elements of early installments in the franchise like Underground 2 with gameplay elements found in later titles in the series, like Most Wanted (2005) and Rivals, the most recent game to share the title.
Details also became available about the games always online connectivity. Need for Speed will require that you have an online connection to play the game. While this may not be an issue for most gamers, there is a large fan base in countries typically like South Africa that cannot afford or do not have an always on connection at home yet. This news comes via the official Need for Speed Twitter account.