EA has revealed that there will not be a new Need for Speed game this year, as Ghost Games is being allowed more time over its development.
The news was revealed during EA's conference call last night, although Ghost Games soon responded with an update on how the game is coming along.
"Everyone here at Ghost Games in Gothenburg feels passionate about the Need for Speed franchise and Rivals was just the first step for us," wrote Ghost executive producer Marcus Nilsson on the series' official site. "We exist to make games that are constantly improving… games that push the boundaries of technology and innovation. Most importantly, we exist to make games that excite our fans.
"We are already deep in development on our next game and want to make this promise to you: we will listen to you. We're going to give you the game you've been asking for. It will be the game you deserve, but to do that will take us some time.
"We've made the decision to not release a Need for Speed in 2014, so we can work towards a highly innovative Need for Speed in 2015. An experience built on a foundation we know you'll greatly look forward to."
Nilsson also said that the studio would love feedback from fans so that they can bring them the game they want to play. "We want your input on future gameplay and features we know you're passionate about. We will keep innovating, always making sure to continue the celebration of cars and the joy they bring".
What do you think of this news? With DriveClub and Project Cars both on the way this year, does it seem like a wise move?