It looks like very early gameplay footage of the next entry in the Need for Speed series has leaked online, as shared (but not sourced) by popular YouTuber BlackPanthaa in the video above.

The build of the game is apparently taken from May or June of this year, although it looks to be extremely early in development - placeholder assets are scattered everywhere, with buildings being represented by coloured blocks.

EA has already confirmed that former Need for Speed and Burnout developer Criterion Games is working on the next Need for Speed, and it's rumoured that a remaster of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is also in the pipeline.

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