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Release Date for Need for Speed Outed… By Microsoft

Microsoft are at it again, this time revealing the release date for the upcoming Need for Speed reboot

Earlier today word that the Xbox One would be getting a new controller surfaced following an updated Xbox Support page revealing a 3.5mm jack would be coming to a new version of the controller. Now they’ve gone and done it again, this time revealing the release date for EA and Ghost Games’ upcoming racer, Need for Speed.

Spotted by reddit users, on the Xbox product page for Need for Speed a release date has been added to the game’s description touting the release for November 5 this year. At time of writing the product listing is still displaying that date. This however could just be a placeholder as the date falls on a Thursday and games are typically released on Tuesdays in the US anf Friday in the UK. Though this could be the European release meaning the game will be coming on Friday, November 6 in the UK.

The listing also revealed some pretty interesting details about the game too:

Discover the nocturnal open world of urban car culture, driven by 5 unique ways to play and win, in this thrilling reboot of Need for Speed™. Carve your own unique path, via multiple overlapping stories, gaining reputation on your journey to become the ultimate icon. • Rich Authentic Customization: Build a car that reflects your character through extensive visual and performance customization. • Five Ways to Play: Need for Speed returns with 5 unique ways to play, Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw, enabling you to earn reputation and ultimately win your way. • West Coast Urban Setting: Discover a nocturnal open world of urban car culture you never knew existed. Ventura Bay is your urban playground; from downtown, the harbour and the canyons, the city comes alive while you sleep.

The new Need for Speed was announced last week and is set to be a reboot of the series with Ghost Games going back to what made Need for Speed so great. There’s going to be more of a focus on urban car culture with EA bringing in their own car culture group, Speedhunters, to hopefully inject some urban wisdom into the title. Officially the game has an Autumn release window, which would likely be a November release.

EA Games or Microsoft are yet to comment on the listing.

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