As clocked by IGN, Austrian retailer Gameware seems to have accidentally revealed the next game in EA’s Need For Speed racing series, titled Need For Speed Heat.
The site briefly listed the game with placeholder box art from Need for Speed No Limits before taking it down. Information shown on the listing is scant, and it doesn’t tell us a release date beyond a general ‘Coming 2019’ label.
In a blog post called ‘Under the Hood: Turning up the Heat’ written in May, EA DICE confirmed that a new Need For Speed would arrive in late 2019, but added that we wouldn’t hear anything about it at E3. Instead, they celebrated the 25 year anniversary of the series, and hinted at a possible reveal soon: ‘we’re building an amazing game that we can’t wait to show off, and the next time we talk, we’ll be packing our bags and heading south for the full unveiling. We’ll see you then.’
‘Heading south’ from Stockholm, where EA DICE are based, would take them to Germany, ish. Gamescom, which just so happens to take place in Germany, begins on August 20 and runs through to August 24, so perhaps we’ll hear from EA again at the trade fair in a few week’s time.