While there were rumors about the IP making a return, now it has been confirmed.

The next Need for Speed is definitely happening and it’s once again developed by Ghost Games. Although we have to wait until June and the EA Play event to get the proper announcement, there are some things worth mentioning.

Customization will play a major role in both the upcoming game and the future titles from the IP. Cop pursuits are also making a return, and there’s an interesting bit about localization:

Whether you’re checking out your freshly customized ride or smoking the competition in an event up in the canyons, you’re going to want a world that not only looks beautiful, but offers you the space in which to do the things you want. We’re dialing up the action and allowing you to tear up the tarmac, and dirt, to your heart’s content.

Finally, Ghost Games confirms that there won’t be any form of an always online requirement, and you will be able to play through the game in single player. And yes, that means you can pause it!