Considering how well the series has done for it on both consoles and mobile, Electronic Arts is continuing to accelerate its Need For Speed racing series in the right direction with the confirmation of a new game. It’s an illustration of the increasing importance of mobile devices to gaming, as top console brands increasingly can be found on smartphones and tablets.
In Need For Speed: No Limits, gamers will once again put the pedal to the metal in a fine variety of cars, both exotic and police. Expect plenty of action along the lines of the previously release Most Wanted, but with a few twists that make it a more advanced offering.
For good measure, Electronic Arts has added professional driver Ken Block to the mix. He previously appeared in such games as DiRT 2 and DiRT 3, so his presence should certainly be familiar with some avid racing fans.
Development on the title is being handled by Firemonkeys, the same team that produced the highly popular Real Racing 3, still considered one of EA’s most successful mobile racing games. Need For Speed should no doubt follow suit when it arrives next year.
“We’ve built No Limits from the ground up to deliver the insanely-fast driving and incredible graphics that fans have come to expect from Need For Speed – all in the palm of your hand,” said the game’s executive producer, Robert Huebner, in a press release. “The team at Firemonkeys have also been bringing Need For Speed to mobile games for years, and it’s an honour and a privilege to once again get behind the wheel of this incredible franchise and redefine street racing on mobile.
“We’re constantly amazed by the power and performance we’re able to get out of the latest phones and tablets, and think you will be too.”
There’s no word yet as to why No Limits isn’t making a trip to consoles this time around, though savvy racing fans can get their hands on Need For Speed Rivals: Complete Edition in the meantime.
The trailer, featuring Block in action, is below.