Currently in development at the Chinese giant Tencent, Need For Speed Mobile aims to democratize the Electronic Arts franchise in certain smartphone-addicted markets (mainly in Asia). But it looks like some gameplay leaked.
Need For Speed Mobile, the next Free-to-play from Electronic Arts is therefore currently in full development, and a gameplay video leaked during a recent playtest. According to the Reddit user who uploaded the video, the test build is rather restricted. Only three cars are available, namely the McLaren F1, Lamborghini Aventador SVJ and Lamborghini Gallardo.
Developed with the Unreal Engine 4, NFS Mobile should take place on a modified version of the Need For Speed Heat map. We also learn that the game would focus on drifting, with effects to boost long glides. Side controls, the title would be inspired by Need For Speed Edge. For the moment, there does not seem to be a chase with the police. Finally, know that the test took place on iOS.
Tencent is very active in Electronic Arts IP catalogs. The Chinese giant is also working on Apex Legends Mobile (which will be released next week). This last title is developed by part of the Respawn Entertainment teams. But the American developers are also helped by the Lightspeed & Quantum studios of Tencent, to whom we owe PUBG mobile among others.
Remember that Tencent also developed Call of Duty Mobile on behalf of Activision. The Chinese giant is also working on a mobile game that uses the Assassin’s Creed license from Ubisoft. Regarding the Need For Speed license, Electronic Arts explained last Tuesday that it would return in the third quarter of fiscal year 2023.