Ghost Games, the developer behind last year's Need for Speed has confirmed a new Need for Speed game is in the works.
"We are now building upon the foundations that have been laid with Need for Speed and delivering our next game in 2017," a post on the official Need for Speed website reads.
This statement was nestled in a post that waxed eloquent on the amount of time players have spent in the game which resulted in a host of data, some of it even useful.
(Also see: Need for Speed for PC: Here's What You Need to Know)
"Since Need for Speed made its return, you've spent a massive amount of time on the roads of Ventura Bay. You've collected over 9.8 billion REP points, taken over 35 million Snapshots, raced in over 10 million Drag Races, and beaten a total of 52 million Eddie's Challenge Events," it reads. "You've spent a stunning 950 million minutes customising cars, no doubt helped with the $2.5 trillion in-game cash earned. You've shared more than 700,000 wraps, resulting in more than 13 million downloads by your fellow NFS fans."
Given the response to Need for Speed, we're surprised a new game in the series is in the works. It seems that publisher EA considered it enough of a success to warrant another entry. We hope though that Ghost Games allows offline play as playing the game online wasn't as smooth or seamless as anyone would have hoped.
What are your thoughts on a new Need for Speed? Let us know in the comments.