New Plants vs. Zombies and Need for Speed games are coming later this year, EA said today ahead of its quarterly earnings call. No other details just yet, but boy, it sure was a rough year for the publisher. “Q3 was a difficult quarter for Electronic Arts and we did not perform to our expectations,” said CEO Andrew

Ghost Games says there’ll be a new Need for Speed game before 2017 ends, and it’ll be playable offline, addressing one of the major issues fans had with the 2015 reboot. It’ll have an open world, cops to flee and plenty of car customization. Look for more details at the EA Play event in June.

The next Need for Speed will require an online connection, according to a tweet from the racing series’ official Twitter account. This development isn’t too surprising after seeing persistent connectivity play such a big part in NFS Rivals. Let’s hope the implementation improves for the upcoming game.

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