Rumors continue to swirl regarding Criterion’s new Need for Speed game for 2022. According to VentureBeat journalist Jeff Grubb, the game is being taken in an interesting direction. Need for Speed 2022 will feature a mix of photorealism with “anime elements” in its visuals. Hopefully, the developers take cues from beloved racing anime Initial D and make it a refreshing, welcomed entry in the Need for Speed franchise.
The Autolog feature set returns from Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit along with car customization. In addition, Grubb clarifies his prior report on the game’s setting. The game is set in a fictionalized version of Chicago called “Lake Shore City”. EA should reveal the new Need for Speed game in the coming months as Summer approaches. Need for Speed 2022 is reportedly slated for a November 2022 release on next-gen consoles and PC.
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