05:00 PM - November 5, 2013 by MMChrisS
Need for Speed Rivals (Xbox One)
According to a report from Polygon, Need for Speed has been moved from an EA game to an EA Sports game internally. Matt Bilbey, the FIFA GM currently, will be overseeing the work of Ghost Games in the future -- which is the new EA studio which will be over the Need for Speed franchise.
Patrick Soderlund, new head man of EA Sports, said it was "highly unlikely" the NFS franchise will become a simulation style racer.
"It's more, when you've had a franchise that's been going on for 20 years like Need for Speed, I think it was time for us to get a different pair of eyes on it, a fresh look and feel on it. If something can come in and make take it to the next level, take it to a different direction."
The next Need for Speed game, Rivals, is set for release on November 15 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.