Need for Speed 2019 Will Debut August 14, Full Reveal at Gamescom

The reveal of a new entry in the Need for Speed franchise is nearly upon us. According to Eurogamer, Electronic Arts will pull the wraps off of the upcoming title this Wednesday, August 14.

The good news comes courtesy of a countdown timer on the Need for Speed website. At the time of writing this, the clock continues to tick down with some 45 hours minutes remaining. That leaves the unveiling to occur at approximately 1400 UTC.

While we expect nothing more than a teaser trailer, at the very least an official title will make way. As it stands, the most we have to go on is an Austrian leak from a few weeks ago, citing the name as Need for Speed Heat.

No doubt this is a late reveal for the 2019 racer, which we expect to release before year’s end. The untitled sequel no-showed this year’s E3, but Ghost Games quickly hinted at a reveal around this time. This will be the Swedish developer’s fourth installment in the long-running franchise.

Rumors continue to suggest a return to form for NFS, in the sense of focusing on the thrilling cops-versus-racers dynamic that dominated earlier games. With the series itself celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, this wouldn’t surprise us.

Whatever the new NFS turns out to be, we won’t have much longer to wait as we’ll get our first taste in mere hours. Stay tuned for more!

Photomode image courtesy of FT-1.

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