Need for Speed, the franchise reboot coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC later this year, will require an internet connection in order to play, EA has confirmed via the game's official Twitter account.

Asked by a fan not to make the same mistake Microsoft did with its original plans for an always connected Xbox One, @NeedforSpeed replied:

"NFS will require an online connection, but the benefits are nice. More variety and a more rewarding experience with friends."

The account didn't offer any additional details.

An Xbox Store listing earlier this week outed a November 3 release date and info on five core game concepts: Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw.