Following on from yesterday’s news of an exclusive FIFA reveal and something relating to Battlefield 4, EA have teased that a new Need For Speed will also grace the Xbox Reveal tonight at the Microsoft campus.
The hint initially came via McLaren who had been prompting something for a day. Overnight the Need for Speed Facebook page posted the shot of the iconic orange vehicle.
Interestingly, this morning it looks like the post has been removed – it’s still in Google’s cache and there’s a screengrab, of course.
Most were assuming Microsoft would be wheeling out the likes of a new Project Gotham Racing or – perhaps – a new Forza title. Another EA reveal doesn’t quite have the same impact – let’s just hope they’re confined to a short ‘sizzle’ video rather than individual announcements from a single publishers.
Microsoft have already said that tonight’s show is just about the console rather than the games, with the good stuff being saved for E3 in a couple of weeks. Yesterday Sony attempted to spoil Microsoft’s party with a teasing glimpse of the console and confirming that we won’t (leaks aside) see the full console until Sony roll it out in Los Angeles a day before E3 starts.
Did it work? We’ll see soon.