E3 2019 is just about two weeks away and the hype is building. Although mystery is building as well. For the first time in a while, I really have no idea what to expect when it comes to racing games. A few months ago Turn 10 Studios announced they were essentially changing their whole philosophy on development, leading us to believe no new Forza game will be at E3 this year.
Sony has pulled out of E3 entirely. They will not have a press conference, nor will they have any space on the show floor. Yet, some Sony first party devs are still teasing games to come. While it seems like there will be no Gran Turismo announcement, it also cannot be ruled out completely either.
EA will continue to do their EA Play event, separate from E3 but was told by EA that there would be no “Need For Speed” (NFS) game at the event. Based on that info I made the assumption that there would be no NFS game at all this year.
Well, you know what they say about assumptions…
In an official blog post earlier today, the NFS team confirmed that there is a new game and that it will be released this year. However, they also stated that nothing will be announced or revealed during E3.
Here is what they said specifically:
“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.”
They went on to explain the reason why they decided to put this statement out now is so that there isn’t any confusion as to why an NFS game isn’t at E3 or EA Play.
A wise move indeed but it does raise a lot of questions. If the game is set to be released this year, why not bring it to EA Play? Why this change in the roll out? How does skipping June benefit their strategy? So much mystery!
Whatever it is they have in store, I am looking forward to it. They seem to be on a mission to switch things up within the franchise and a fresh take could really benefit the NFS series.
Until then, I say speculate till your heart’s content. In fact, speculate here! Put all your crazy theories in the comments below or tweet them to us at @MotorworldHype.
[Source: EA Answers Blog]