Need for Speed: Carbon Announced

This week in a press release EA announced the next instalment in the Need for Speed franchise, Need for Speed Carbon, to be developed by EA Black Box. The game will be featured on all next generation consoles – Xbox 360, Wii, and the PlayStation 3, and the PlayStation 2 and GameCube from the current generation. Handheld versions for the PSP, DS, and GBA are also reportedly in development.

From the EA press release:

What starts in the city is settled in the canyons as Need for Speed Carbon immerses you into the world’s most dangerous and adrenaline-filled form of street racing. You and your crew must race in an all-out war for the city, risking everything to take over your rivals’ neighborhoods one block at a time. As the police turn up the heat, the battle ultimately shifts to Carbon Canyon, where territories and reputations can be lost on every perilous curve. Need for Speed Carbon delivers the next generation of customization giving you the power to design and tweak your crew’s cars in every way using the ground-breaking new Autosculpt technology. Represent your car class, your crew, and your turf in Need for Speed Carbon, the next revolution in racing games.

We pride ourselves on our ability to reinvent the franchise and continually uncover new and exciting trends in car culture. Canyon Racing is a real test of a driver’s skill and we think it provides a fantastic game play opportunity to lean into,” said Larry LaPierre, the game’s executive producer.