Update:

According to Polygon, the release date of the new Need for Speed was inadvertently listed on the Xbox Store. The game's Xbox Store description had some interesting details. It will be set on the West Coast, where you will "discover a nocturnal open world of urban car culture you never knew existed. Ventura Bay is your urban playground; from downtown, the harbour and the canyons, the city comes alive while you sleep." This racer will also feature stories about you and your car. Need for Speed will focus on building your car, assembling your crew, being the outlaw, winning the races and doing things in style.

Based on the removed post, Need for Speed will launch on Nov. 3 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

Original Story:

EA is giving its popular racing series an overhaul, as subsidiary studio Ghost Games released a trailer for its reboot of Need for Speed.

Ghost Games and EA have unveiled a teaser trailer for Need for Speed, which intends to completely reboot the longtime racing series. Ghost Games is trying to cater to the fans with this one, so they're going to be focusing on customizations, nighttime races across city streets and urban car culture (think The Fast and the Furious). Expect things to go a little Underground with this one. This teaser trailer features cars racing on city streets, with police following in pursuit. At the end of the trailer, we get a notice saying "All Footage Captured In-Game — Game Engine Footage Representative of All Platforms." We're sorry, but that looks very much like a pre-rendered cinematic cutscene to us. Perhaps they meant that the cutscene would be shown during the game, because we have a feeling the end product will not look that pristine. Then again, we'd love to be proven wrong.

"Need for Speed is one of the most iconic names in gaming, and we're returning it to greatness in this reboot," said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games. "Pulling on our 20 years of history, and then taking a year out from releasing a game, we are making the game we've always wanted to. We're listening to the fans and delivering an experience that will capture their imagination and unleash their passion for cars and speed."

Need for Speed will launch this fall for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC (via Origin). Last month, we reported that EA, 1905 Pictures, Jiaflix Enterprises and the China Movie Channel are teaming up to film a sequel to last year's Need for Speed film, which starred Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad fame.