Confirmed: Need for Speed No More

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Dec 19, 2008
  1. Rock Raiyu
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    Rumors of Electronic Arts cutting the Need for Speed series is looking confirmed. A press release from the publisher officially announced that they will be closing the studio EA Black Box, home to the Need for Speed and Skate franchises.

    News Source: PSPUpdates

    Update! NFS and Skate franchise are not dead. A quote:

    News Source: IGN

    IGN isn't exactly a credible source anymore..because they keep changing things or misunderstanding things but meh, we'll see.
     
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    That sucks, Granted the last Need For Speed I enjoyed was Most Wanted, I still liked the series
    I wonder if Skate is done?, I hope not, it was beginning to bring some stiff competition to Tony Hawk.

    That last TH I enjoyed was Tony Hawk Pro Skater 4. Everything after that just isn't the same.
    I thought Skate was really good though
     
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    Quite sad really. I'm sure Criterion will take great care of the NFS series if they're in their hands from now on. Heck Criterion could probably even take on Skate. I don't know if anyone here remembers a game called AirBlade? That was a hovering style skateboard game by Criterion for the PS2.
     
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    damnit, this was one of my fav franchises too >.> fuckin ea
     
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    Too bad, it was my favourite series of racing games [​IMG]
     
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    Well, yeah, but they always write something like that just because they can't be 100% sure. The chances of it keep being produced is rather small as well.
     
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    Well the thread title should not be "Confirmed: Need for Speed No More" as it is not confirmed. There is another thread that said each game a new studio would would make it hopping between 4 studios or whatever.
     
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    NFS is confirmed NOT DEAD.
    i think a recent news message stated that different teams would be taking over NFS development, so there would be more difference between each version.
     
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    yeah exactly. it said criterion games would be taking over development of the next nfs title. so nfs can't exactly be dead, it's just the team behind it are now dead (or at least won't be making nfs again).
     
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    They really need to make up there mind about this. >___>
     

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