Fans will help with feedback.

We've seen a new Need for Speed title every year except one since 2002, but the tradition's about to change as developer Ghost Games has announced a new edition of the game is not coming before 2017.

While this is not the news NFS fans were expecting, GG says it’s not going to be quiet and will allow all gamers to share their thoughts for the future of the series via Twitter, Facebook, and in the special forums.

“Your passion and dedication for Need for Speed continues to motivate, inspire, and drive us forward,” Ghost Games comments. “It's absolutely amazing. From all of us at Ghost, thank you.”

The developer doesn’t have much to say about the new game and instead it’s focusing on the stats of the game since it was launched. For example, players have collected over 9.8 billion REP points, taken over 35 million Snapshots, raced in over 10 million Drag Races, and beaten a total of 52 million Eddie’s Challenge Events. You know what we are talking about.

Back to the next NFS, Ghost Games is expected to share more details about the new game in the next few weeks, so stay tuned.

Source: Ghost Games via GameSpot

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Since we released Need for Speed last November, we’ve been humbled by the support from our players and the ongoing collaboration with you. We have learned so much from your feedback, and much of that has gone on to shape the free content updates to NFS. Features such as Manual Transmission, Wrap Sharing, Snapshot Pro, SpeedLists, Customization items, bigger garage and more came directly from your suggestions. We’ve also introduced Hot Rods, saw the return of Drag Racing, and you once again went toe-to-toe with the infamous Eddie.

Since Need for Speed made its return, you've spent a massive amount of time on the roads of Ventura Bay. You’ve collected over 9.8 billion REP points, taken over 35 million Snapshots, raced in over 10 million Drag Races, and beaten a total of 52 million Eddie’s Challenge Events. You’ve spent a stunning 950 million minutes customizing cars, no doubt helped with the $2.5 trillion in-game cash earned. You’ve shared more than 700,000 wraps, resulting in more than 13 million downloads by your fellow NFS fans.

The SpeedList update will be our last free content update for this game. Make sure you're still earning bonus REP, taking advantage of discounts or earning some extra in-game money from all the upcoming Community Events. The next one starts this weekend, so hit the streets of Ventura Bay and earn yourself an extra $1,000 in-game credits from all Drag Events. Also, keep taking your personalization to the next level and build up your decal collection by completing the Daily Challenges, and with more than 150 on offer, there’s definitely something for every ride.

We are now building upon the foundations that have been laid with Need for Speed and delivering our next game in 2017.

That’s not to say that we’re going quiet between now and then... far from it. We'll be working with our community and there will be multiple opportunities to bring many of you into the studio in the coming months to get your feedback on where we're headed.

The feedback our Community has already given us is already shaping the future of Need for Speed, and it will continue to do so as we move further into development of the next game, so please do keep it coming. Send us your Tweets, drop us a comment on Facebook or stop by our newly launched forums.

Your passion and dedication for Need for Speed continues to motivate, inspire and drive us forward. It's absolutely amazing. From all of us at Ghost, thank you.