Electronic Arts recently gave a release calendar for the next two quarters during the company's earnings call today. The line-up is mostly made up of games we know about, positioning Starwars Jedi: Fallen Order as their big game this holiday, they also announced a new Plants vs. Zombies game intended to hit in the same time frame. According to reports, EA is also still listing a Need for Speed title for later this year.
The game has been talked about during the investor and financial calls over the last few months. I was assumed that Electronic Arts would reveal the new title at E3, but the company decided to cancel their press conference, and buried it fully when it was not shown at EA Play this year. There is, however, still Gamescom in the next few weeks to possibly show it.
Need for Speed is no doubt, one of the most famous racing game titles for both consoles and PC gaming. The series became famous with two titles initially, Need for Speed Underground (2003) and Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005). Other succesful Need for Speed titles came into existence including Need for Speed: Shift (2009), Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010), Need for Speed: The Run (2011) and Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012).
Other Need for Speed titles released after Most Wanted (2012), did not leave the same impact on the player community, as titles like Forza started becoming more popular, specially when it was made available to PC users in 2016.
The unnamed Need for Speed title is shown as heading to both consoles and PC, so it is probably not a quick-to-launch mobile title. That said, it could still be a smaller downloadable game that isn't quite a retail title. That would make sense after Need for Speed: Payback failed to hit critical or sales expectations.