Someone at British brick-and-mortar franchise Game seems to have confirmed our expectant attitude towards EA's Need for Speed franchise. The British retail outlet's Twitter account
documented a trip to EA for a presentation, and casually noted plans for a new Need for Speed ("Need for Speed 13!"), not to mention a word on the as-yet-unseen Medal of Honor
sequel. As Eurogamer
reports, the tweet
is no longer available, though other volleys from the account confirm the retailer's presence at an EA presentation.
EA has spoken about a Medal of Honor
sequel in the past
, though this is the first we've heard of it in quite some time. It's said to be developed by EA's Danger Close studio, and we're not sure if Battlefield studio EA DICE will be once more tasked with handling the multiplayer component. Meanwhile, following the pattern of annual Need for Speed releases, it's likely that Burnout studio Criterion will be tasked with the thirteenth
(!!) entry in the series.
We've reached out to EA for comment, but aren't expecting much more than some light under its breath cursing.
In response to this report, an EA rep told Joystiq, "We do not comment on rumor or speculation."
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