A new Need for Speed game will launch at some time during EA's 2018 financial year, meaning anytime between April 2017 and March 2018.
The game was discussed by CEO Andrew Wilson during EA's Q3 earnings call.
"We're also excited to have a new Need for Speed title launch in FY 2018. We've given the game an extended development cycle to focus on innovation, and the Need for Speed team is pushing the boundaries of action driving with what we believe is the most exciting and best looking Need for Speed game we've ever produced," said Wilson.
The new game was first mentioned back in May 2016 by developer Ghost Games
"We are now building upon the foundations that have been laid with Need for Speed and delivering our next game in 2017," stated the studio.
Source: EA Financial va Seeking Alpha