Electronic Arts recently showcased its third quarter fiscal year 2010 earnings, during which it also presented the release plan for its future video games.
Among them were three new Need For Speed racing games, including the online multiplayer title NFS: World, but also included two new titles in the popular racing franchise.
NFS World is scheduled to be released between April and June, this year, exclusively on the PC, while a new NFS game will appear around October-December, 2010 for the PC, consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, as well as handheld devices, like the iPhone, Nintendo DS or PSP. Last but not least, another game in the NFS franchise will be released at the beginning of next year, between January and March, which will be coming only to the PC and consoles.
Judging by the speculations currently flying on the Internet, the October-December title might be developed by the regular NFS team at the EA Black Box studio, which also handled titles like NFS: ProStreet, Carbon or Most Wanted, seeing as how they are experienced on getting the same experience on multiple platforms. The other NFS title is most probably the project Criterion Games currently develops, a studio which was responsible for the acclaimed hit Burnout Paradise.
Overall, it seems the NFS franchise will continue to spawn sequels at least in the next time period. Hopefully they will continue to improve upon it, just like the recent NFS Shift did.
Source: NFS Planet