The next instalment of the annual and longstanding Need for Speed franchise will reportedly see a remake of Need for Speed Underground launch, latest reports have suggested.
With a claimed image of the rumoured Need for Speed Underground logo having recently hit the web, it has been suggested that like last year’s Need for Speed Most Wanted offering, 2013 will see Criterion pump out another remake of a NFS classic.
Citing “an anonymous source,” EGM leaked the claimed new NFS Underground logo, suggesting that the reportedly upcoming title will be located in a rebooted rendition of the Bayview setting used in the original title.
Hinting at a potential global feel to the game’s upcoming content, the teased logo incorporates a number of iconic sites including London’s Big Ben, the Coliseum in Rome and a statue of a Chinese dragon.
Despite the leak, EA has hit out at the speculative reports, suggesting that despite recent Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted reboots, it has now moved its much loved Need for Speed franchise away from rehashed renditions of previously successful titles.
“Totally fake. Remakes and Reboots? #movedon,” Criterion’s Creative Director Alex Ward declared via Twitter just hours after the claimed leaks appeared.
Although EA has yet to confirm what form the next NFS offering will take, it is believed the reins have been handed to the publisher’s Ghost studio, with the Frostbite 3 engine sitting at the game’s heart. It is not yet know whether or not the next Need for Speed will be compatible with the upcoming PS4.
TrustedReviews has contacted a source with experience working on the Need for Speed franchise and will update this post as and when we get word on the Underground claims.