While a new episode is long overdue, Electronic Arts is withdrawing five games from the franchise.
The end of the servers also planned
It was on the official license reddit that Electronic Arts announced the bad news. The publisher has indeed confirmed the end of five titles, to know :
- Need for Speed Carbon
- Need for Speed Undercover
- Need for Speed Shift
- Need for Speed Shift 2 : Unleashed
- Need for Speed : The Run
The games are no longer accessible on the various online stores, as are in-app purchases. As for the servers that allow you to face other players, they will definitively close on August 31.
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” The decision to withdraw a game is never an easy one, but we’re stepping up a gear to focus on the future of Need for Speed. The development teams and operations staff have devoted a lot of time and passion to the development, creation, release and maintenance of these games over the years, and we love to see you play. “said Electronic Arts.” More the number of players has reached a point where it is no longer possible to continue the work behind the scenes nécessaire pour maintenir Need for Speed Carbon, Need for Speed Undercover, Need for Speed Shift, Need for Speed Shift 2 : Unleashed et Need for Speed The Run en activité. “
On the side of the fans of the series, we criticize the fact that the announcement does not leave the possibility of receiving the news. Indeed, EA’s decision being immediate, players can no longer even be seduced by one or the other online title, the sale on e-stores having already stopped.
Note, however, that after September 1, 2021, the games will remain playable, but only offline. To obtain one of these titles, it will therefore be necessary to go through a physical version.