Electronic Arts Announces Need for Speed: Shift 2, Sequel Racing to Retail in Early 2011

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In its latest financial report, Electronic Arts has quietly announced another title in the Need for Speed franchise is currently in development.

According to the earning calendar, Need for Speed: Shift 2 is slated to release on consoles and PC between January and March of 2011. At the moment no other details for the title were revealed; however, we presume the game will continue in the direction of its simulation-style predecessor, from UK-developer Simply Mad Studios.

NFS: Shift 2 joins a crowded line-up of EA titles in early 2011, including the just delayed Crysis 2, Dead Space 2, Dragon Age 2, Darkspore, Fight Night Champion and the People Can Fly-developed Bulletstorm.

Currently, Criterion Games--known for the Burnout franchise--is developing Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, the latest game in the long-running driving series. And by "long-running" we mean, the seventeenth major title in the franchise's history ... and by seventeenth we mean, "too many."
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