The Need For Speed games have – of late – struggled a little in terms of a consistent identity. Whilst technically strong enough, The Run and Most Wanted are both massively different games, and it seems that EA might have noticed.
This logo, appearing on EGM overnight, clearly looks like a mock-up. It’s basic, has repeating elements and probably took something thirty minutes to put together.
But, if it’s real, suggests that the next Need For Speed game, under development at Criterion again (we assume) will return to when the series was at its best: bodykits, neon, massive exhausts and ridiculous wheels. Yes, we’re going back Underground.
Big Ben and the Roman Colosseum are both featured in the looping artwork.
Two LinkedIn profiles of Criterion employees pointed to the studio working on an “unannounced racing title” which although is hardly a shock, does highlight that EA are still heading in this direction.
EGM say the game is aimed at current gen consoles.