TRAILER: 'Need for Speed: No Limits'

The next 'Need for Speed' game will run exclusively on mobile devices.

Electronic Arts announced that Need for Speed: Limits will arrive next year and that it is being made specifically for tablets and iOS and Android smartphones.

The publisher will be working on the project with Firemonkeys, the developer of the Real Racing series.

"It's an honor and a privilege to once again get behind the wheel of this incredible franchise and redefine street racing on mobile," said executive producer Robert Huebner in a post on EA's official website. "We're constantly amazed by the power and performance we're able to get out of the latest phones and tablets and think you will be too. We hope you'll buckle in and take the ride with us!"

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Electronic Arts announced that Need for SpeedLimits will arrive next year and that it is being made specifically for tablets and iOS and Android smartphones.

The publisher will be working on the project with Firemonkeys, the developer of the Real Racing series.

"It's an honor and a privilege to once again get behind the wheel of this incredible franchise and redefine street racing on mobile," said executive producer Robert Huebner in a post on EA's official website. "We're constantly amazed by the power and performance we're able to get out of the latest phones and tablets and think you will be too. We hope you'll buckle in and take the ride with us!"

It's currently unknown whether the game will be a free-to-play or paid app. However, fans have a valid concern that it will follow Firemonkey's flawed model with the Real Racing series, bogging the game down with microtransactions and in-app purchases that render it nearly useless, unless the gamer is willing to pour in money for instant gratification.

Check out the announcement trailer below, featuring rally driver Ken Block.

EA has not announced any plans for Need for Speed's next console title, but the publisher is reportedly hoping to restore the franchise to its prior glory with the next installment.


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