In EA’s financial results call yesterday, EA let slip some details about its plan for the next year or so, in the process announcing a follow-up to last year’s Need for Speed Shift, and putting back Crysis 2 to next year.
NFS: Shift 2 is planned for the fourth quarter of the fiscal year 2011, which pegs it for a early 2011 release. Whilst there are currently no other details available, a former Slightly Mad Studios staff member’s CV that surfaced last month suggests that the sequel is at least being crafted by the original’s developers. The game is expected to come to PC, PS3 and 360.
Crytek’s Crysis 2 also made an appearance in the call, but unfortunately it was with the news that it has slipped into next year, sometime before April. Oddly, it was only a couple of months back that the game was brought forward from the holidays to autumn, but hey, at least we have the multiplayer reveal to look forward to at Gamescom in a couple of weeks.