Need for Speed 2022 Leak Reveals First Screenshot and Map

A new Need for Speed leak has surfaced online from a prominent Need for Speed insider and leaker, and if it’s accurate, it’s revealed both the map and the first screenshot of the new Need for Speed game expected to release this year. Back in the summer of 2020, EA and developer Criterion confirmed a new Need for Speed game was in development. Since then, we’ve not only seen nothing of the game, but we haven’t heard anything about the game. This hasn’t changed, but we have the new aforementioned leak.

As you would expect, the leaked screenshot is not of high quality, which is usually how these type of leaks go. Meanwhile, in addition to the screenshot, there’s an image showing the game’s whole map, and another showing the game’s UI. Below, you can check out the leak for yourself, courtesy of Reddit:

At the moment, none of this has been validated in any shape or form. The UI and map images, in particular, seem to pass the sniff test, but the screenshot is a bit more dubious. Whatever the case, if this leak draws any type of comment from EA, Criterion, or any other industry insider or leaker, we will be sure to update the story accordingly.

As you may know, the new Need for Speed game has been subject to a few rumors recently, including rumors claiming it’s going to be PC and current-gen only, which is to say, it’s going to skip PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, other rumors have suggested it’s set in Miami and will have an anime-like style to it.

As always, feel free to share your thoughts and hot-takes in the comments section or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. What do you think of this new Need for Speed leak? Is it legit or just an impressive fake? Meanwhile, for more coverage on all things Need for Speed — including everything between the latest official news and the latest unofficial rumors — click here.


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