Five Need For Speed Titles Leaving Online Stores Forever Today

Five Need For Speed Titles Leaving Online Stores Forever Today

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Joseph Kime


1st Jun 2021 12:35

The Need for Speed franchise is a long-standing one, racing through console generations and even inspiring a movie adaptation starring Aaron Paul. It’s been a constant presence in the racing game genre and has a historical success rate with fans of speed (as the title might suggest). Many fans have their own favourite, perhaps those they played when they were younger- but sadly, it looks like many favourites are being stripped from digital stores today.


Need for Speed Titles Leaving Online Stores, Says NfS Community Manager

Five Need For Speed Games Leaving Online Stores
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In a post on Reddit, the community manager of the series shared the news that some of the popular Need for Speed titles will be retired today. Max_Joker has said in the needforspeed subreddit; ‘Decisions to retire games are never made easy, but we are now shifting fears to focus on the future of Need for Speed. The development teams and operational staff have put a lot of timer and passion into the development, creation, release and upkeep of the game over the years, and we love to see you play.’


The Need For Speed Titles Leaving Online Stores

Five Need For Speed Games Leaving Online Stores
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The games leaving online stores are Need for Speed Carbon, Need for Speed Undercover, Need for Speed Shift, Need for Speed Shift 2: Unleashed and Need for Speed The Run. These titles will also have their in-game stores closed too, so no more DLC or extra items will be purchasable for them.

It’s sad to see the games go, but often in game development, it’s a necessity to keep up the focus on upcoming titles. Still, with Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, there’s hope for even more remasters for the series. Undercover Remastered? Shift Remastered? Only time will tell.

Images via EA


Joseph Kime
About the author
Joseph Kime
Joseph Kime is the Senior Trending News Journalist for GGRecon from Devon, UK. Before graduating from MarJon University with a degree in Journalism, he started writing music reviews for his own website before writing for the likes of FANDOM, Zavvi and The Digital Fix. He is host of the Big Screen Book Club podcast, and author of Building A Universe, a book that chronicles the history of superhero movies. His favourite games include DOOM (2016), Celeste and Pokemon Emerald.
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