EA has teased NFS fans with a couple of smoke-filled shots containing what appears to be the skyline for the upcoming game’s location.
Elements of a city skyline can only be made out when adjusting the contrast of the image.
Speculation so far has focused on the tall tower on the right, based on its resemblance to both the Seattle Space Needle and Stratosphere Tower in Las Vegas.
Aside from some exceptions, like Need for Speed The Run, Need for Speed games are generally based in fictional cities inspired in various ways by real-world locations. 2015’s Need for Speed was set in Californian-esque city called Ventura Bay.
EA confirmed a new Need for Speed game would be released this year back in May 2016. Last month developer Ghost shared a number of details on the new game and explained it will be taking fan feedback into account, including complaints regarding the previous instalment’s always-online requirement.
According to EA the name of the game should be revealed “later in the week.”
Luke is Games Editor at IGN’s Sydney office. You can find him on Twitter @MrLukeReilly.