Need for Speed developer Ghost Games is now hiring for a narrative writer, meaning a new title is likely in development at the studio.
The job application is looking for a writer to join the narrative team who will work closely with directors, designers and producers to create a “compelling gameplay experience.”
They will require a “passion for videogames” and a “knowledge of car culture” would also beneficial. That latter point leads us to believe this is indeed related to a future Need for Speed.
Ghost Games is renown for being in charge of Electronic Art’s Need for Speed franchise since the release of Rivals in 2013.
It remains unclear whether the aforementioned job listing hints at a new entry to come this year, though. If it does, expect a reveal at E3 2018.
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Need for Speed: Payback was unfortunately met with mixed reception when it launched in November 2017. Many fans found issue with its underwhelming story and progression system which appeared to rely heavily on micro-transactions.
“When you’re racing, drifting, off-roading or being chased, Payback feels like a fine arcade racer in the classic Need for Speed mould. It doesn’t have the glamour or the handling of Forza: Horizon, but it’s scores big on variety, speed and thrills.
Unfortunately, those simple pleasures keep getting spoilt by the amount of grinding and driving around that goes on in-between. Need for Speed was never the most-respected racing series, but it used to be one of the most fun. Payback has too much getting in the way.”
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