Need for Speed 2022: When is the release date?

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Nearly 30 years have passed since the first release of Need for Speed. Over the years and over several console generations, NFS has adopted a variety of personas and genres.

The most recent game, Heat, paid homage to the early and mid-2000s, when the game was at its height. Heat wasn’t as successful as games like Most Wanted, but it was still a step in the right direction.

Many people still want to see the Need for Speed franchise regain the fame it once enjoyed with games like Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

It remains to be seen if this new addition will live up to expectations, but it shouldn’t be too long until we learn more about how it will appear in practice. So, despite delays in its release, there are many reasons to be optimistic about the next NFS.

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Need for Speed 2022 release date revealed

Reliable source Tom Henderson has revealed the precise release date for the upcoming Need for Speed game, which EA said will debut in the third quarter of the Financial Year.

Need for Speed 2022 will be launched on 4th November, per Henderson’s sources. Additionally, it will supposedly be made public before Gamescom in July.

Criterion’s next Need for Speed game will launch in the 2023 fiscal year, which ends on 1st April, 2023, according to a statement from EA made at the company’s Q3 2022 Earnings Call earlier this year. EA has now given a release window that is more precise as of writing.

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Q4 2022 earnings for EA The next Need for Speed game will debut in Financial Year 23 Q3, according to a slide. This establishes that the upcoming Need for Speed game will be released this year between 1st October and 31 December, 2022, boosting the likelihood that the rumoured November release will occur.

Given that Need for Speed games are traditionally published in November to capitalize on Christmas sales, a November release is also likely.

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