Publisher EA announced that the digital sales of a total of five Need-for-Speed games have ended. The online shutdown on August 31st is behind this decision. In the list below you will find the affected titles, which you can only purchase physically from now on.
- Need for Speed Carbon (2006)
- Need for Speed Undercover (2008)
- Need for Speed Shift (2009)
- Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed (2011)
- Need for Speed The Run (2011)
The in-game stores for the respective titles have also already been closed. After the end of the online services, the racing games can still be used offline. In a statement in Reddit Forum those responsible for the series have expressed their views on the topic.
“Shutting down games completely is not an easy decision – but we are now focusing on the future of Need for Speed. The development teams have invested a lot of time and passion into developing, creating and releasing these games over the years – and we love it.” Watching you guys play, but the number of players has now reached a point where it is no longer feasible to do the work behind the scenes for [diese Spiele] continue. “
At the moment, the Criterion Games team is working on the next-gen offshoot of Need for Speed. The game had to be postponed, however, because the developers will be helping with Battlefield 6 for some time to relieve the DICE team a little. With F1 2021 Publisher EA already has a racing game in the pipeline for 2021 together with Codemasters.
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