Both IGN and SlidetoPlay are reporting that EA's Need for Speed is delayed until March.

EA Mobile gave the following statement to IGN:

EA Mobile is excited about the Need for Speed Undercover iPhone and iPod touch game we have in development. Currently, we are fine tuning and polishing the game so that when it launches it is the best, most engaging racing game iPhone users have yet to experience. We appreciate the anticipation around the arrival of this game. As we approach a confirmed ship date, we will alert the community so stay tuned for more information in the coming months.”

Need for Speed was originally slated for a late 2008 release, but has now seen a couple of delays.

  • coink2000

    NFS was probably not as good as Asphalt or Ferrari from Gameloft. Hence the delay.

  • coink2000

    NFS was probably not as good as Asphalt or Ferrari from Gameloft. Hence the delay.

  • coink2000

    NFS was probably not as good as Asphalt or Ferrari from Gameloft. Hence the delay.

  • kysr

    buaahhhh..... I assume that EA wants to deliver a polished game without bugs, as this will be a showcase for EA and Apple.

    Craig, any details on this matter? I know that you are busy with Sim 3, but NFS is really a game I am waiting for...

    ahh, best things come to people who wait....

  • kysr

    buaahhhh..... I assume that EA wants to deliver a polished game without bugs, as this will be a showcase for EA and Apple.

    Craig, any details on this matter? I know that you are busy with Sim 3, but NFS is really a game I am waiting for...

    ahh, best things come to people who wait....

  • kysr

    buaahhhh..... I assume that EA wants to deliver a polished game without bugs, as this will be a showcase for EA and Apple.

    Craig, any details on this matter? I know that you are busy with Sim 3, but NFS is really a game I am waiting for...

    ahh, best things come to people who wait....

  • Nielol

    So this game will be in AppStore in March ??

  • Nielol

    So this game will be in AppStore in March ??

  • Nielol

    So this game will be in AppStore in March ??

  • Jon

    I applaud any developer waiting rather than pushing a half-bake pile of feces into the app store. The latter is becoming an annoying trend.

  • Jon

    I applaud any developer waiting rather than pushing a half-bake pile of feces into the app store. The latter is becoming an annoying trend.

  • Jon

    I applaud any developer waiting rather than pushing a half-bake pile of feces into the app store. The latter is becoming an annoying trend.

  • robotrobot

    takes like 6 months to 'polish' a game under 100mb?

  • robotrobot

    takes like 6 months to 'polish' a game under 100mb?

  • robotrobot

    takes like 6 months to 'polish' a game under 100mb?

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  • SMOKIN OKIN

    is this a joke, gameloft produces amazing products within one or two months of starting hype and they look so much better than this, look closely at every detail in the picture, is this game really worth all of the hype that it has gotten?

  • SMOKIN OKIN

    is this a joke, gameloft produces amazing products within one or two months of starting hype and they look so much better than this, look closely at every detail in the picture, is this game really worth all of the hype that it has gotten?

  • SMOKIN OKIN

    is this a joke, gameloft produces amazing products within one or two months of starting hype and they look so much better than this, look closely at every detail in the picture, is this game really worth all of the hype that it has gotten?

  • http://www.iphonezone.cz iPhone

    Good game.

  • http://www.iphonezone.cz iPhone

    Good game.

  • http://www.iphonezone.cz iPhone

    Good game.

  • _boo

    wtf... are they joking ....

    this game is already delayed for months and now ???

    damn whats wrong with ea

  • _boo

    wtf... are they joking ....

    this game is already delayed for months and now ???

    damn whats wrong with ea

  • _boo

    wtf... are they joking ....

    this game is already delayed for months and now ???

    damn whats wrong with ea

  • Chris

    Need for Speed = Never for Sale

  • Chris

    Need for Speed = Never for Sale

  • Chris

    Need for Speed = Never for Sale

  • Mike

    Perhapses they're trying to make a responsive game without lag in 3D?

  • Mike

    Perhapses they're trying to make a responsive game without lag in 3D?

  • Mike

    Perhapses they're trying to make a responsive game without lag in 3D?

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  • spamboy

    Sheesh, at the rate this has been delayed, I'm probably gonna pick up Duke Nukem Forever before I get this. :P

  • spamboy

    Sheesh, at the rate this has been delayed, I'm probably gonna pick up Duke Nukem Forever before I get this. :P

  • spamboy

    Sheesh, at the rate this has been delayed, I'm probably gonna pick up Duke Nukem Forever before I get this. :P

  • Fletch

    Come on now they could put the game out and do updates to improve I'm past the point of sick of waighting this is totaly insaine if nfs is looking for a way to loose the crowd there doing an amazing job

  • Fletch

    Come on now they could put the game out and do updates to improve I'm past the point of sick of waighting this is totaly insaine if nfs is looking for a way to loose the crowd there doing an amazing job

  • Fletch

    Come on now they could put the game out and do updates to improve I'm past the point of sick of waighting this is totaly insaine if nfs is looking for a way to loose the crowd there doing an amazing job

  • Morten_Karl

    There is a much simpler explanation. There is just no way to make enough money to cover the costs of developing a game with a scope like GTA on the iphone. They are the ones pushing apple to raise the 10 dollar limit to 20 dollars. The second this is allowed GTA will release.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/158595/apple.html?tk=rss_news

    Believe me....the big boys are leaning against apple to make this come true.

  • Morten_Karl

    There is a much simpler explanation. There is just no way to make enough money to cover the costs of developing a game with a scope like GTA on the iphone. They are the ones pushing apple to raise the 10 dollar limit to 20 dollars. The second this is allowed GTA will release.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/158595/apple.html?tk=rss_news

    Believe me....the big boys are leaning against apple to make this come true.

  • Morten_Karl

    There is a much simpler explanation. There is just no way to make enough money to cover the costs of developing a game with a scope like GTA on the iphone. They are the ones pushing apple to raise the 10 dollar limit to 20 dollars. The second this is allowed GTA will release.

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/158595/apple.html?tk=rss_news

    Believe me....the big boys are leaning against apple to make this come true.

  • CoolGamer230

    LOOKS AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When it comes I bet i'll be a hit

  • CoolGamer230

    LOOKS AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When it comes I bet i'll be a hit

  • CoolGamer230

    LOOKS AWSOME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    When it comes I bet i'll be a hit

  • aBoll

    Looks excellent, a little pissed that it took this long, but whatever. Oh, btw, the douche-bag formally known as smokin okin, i looked at every detail. Guess what it told me? THAT YOUR A HUGE DUMB***!!! CHRIST! IT LOOKS FN EXCELLENT! ID LIKE TO SEE YOU GET OF YOUR ASS AND TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!! idiot

  • aBoll

    Looks excellent, a little pissed that it took this long, but whatever. Oh, btw, the douche-bag formally known as smokin okin, i looked at every detail. Guess what it told me? THAT YOUR A HUGE DUMB***!!! CHRIST! IT LOOKS FN EXCELLENT! ID LIKE TO SEE YOU GET OF YOUR ASS AND TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!! idiot

  • aBoll

    Looks excellent, a little pissed that it took this long, but whatever. Oh, btw, the douche-bag formally known as smokin okin, i looked at every detail. Guess what it told me? THAT YOUR A HUGE DUMB***!!! CHRIST! IT LOOKS FN EXCELLENT! ID LIKE TO SEE YOU GET OF YOUR ASS AND TRY TO MAKE SOMETHING LIKE THIS!!! idiot

  • hammer18

    Ea is probly done polishing it they just want to release it for 20 bucks (like they don't have enough already!) but apple hasn't released the premium games section to the app store yet and that could take as long as june! Those are the best graphics i have seen for an iphone game in my life!!!!! It will flippin pwn asphalt 4 and ferrari crapaloutin. Also ea could introuduce the game a few days before the release or at least not say it will be released in a month when they actually release it. I will probaly own call of duty 9 before this game comes out!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hammer18

    Ea is probly done polishing it they just want to release it for 20 bucks (like they don't have enough already!) but apple hasn't released the premium games section to the app store yet and that could take as long as june! Those are the best graphics i have seen for an iphone game in my life!!!!! It will flippin pwn asphalt 4 and ferrari crapaloutin. Also ea could introuduce the game a few days before the release or at least not say it will be released in a month when they actually release it. I will probaly own call of duty 9 before this game comes out!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hammer18

    Ea is probly done polishing it they just want to release it for 20 bucks (like they don't have enough already!) but apple hasn't released the premium games section to the app store yet and that could take as long as june! Those are the best graphics i have seen for an iphone game in my life!!!!! It will flippin pwn asphalt 4 and ferrari crapaloutin. Also ea could introuduce the game a few days before the release or at least not say it will be released in a month when they actually release it. I will probaly own call of duty 9 before this game comes out!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Striker12

    This game is going to be way better than racing games out in the appstore. EA obviously wants the iphone version to make up for all the bad press that the console versions have recieved. And, another thing what the company says the realease date is gonna be is not neccesarily the final say. The developers have the final say. If they aren't finished then the game won't get released. Also, EA is NOT going to sell their game for $20. The premium game section will not be opened for another couple of months. This game is going to go for $9.99

  • Striker12

    This game is going to be way better than racing games out in the appstore. EA obviously wants the iphone version to make up for all the bad press that the console versions have recieved. And, another thing what the company says the realease date is gonna be is not neccesarily the final say. The developers have the final say. If they aren't finished then the game won't get released. Also, EA is NOT going to sell their game for $20. The premium game section will not be opened for another couple of months. This game is going to go for $9.99

  • Striker12

    This game is going to be way better than racing games out in the appstore. EA obviously wants the iphone version to make up for all the bad press that the console versions have recieved. And, another thing what the company says the realease date is gonna be is not neccesarily the final say. The developers have the final say. If they aren't finished then the game won't get released. Also, EA is NOT going to sell their game for $20. The premium game section will not be opened for another couple of months. This game is going to go for $9.99

  • Maulwurff

    zzzzzzzzzz cant wait anymore... gogogo!

  • Maulwurff

    zzzzzzzzzz cant wait anymore... gogogo!

  • Maulwurff

    zzzzzzzzzz cant wait anymore... gogogo!

  • SpeeDemon

    It says it is expected early march, it is now past early march and i'm tired of waiting. I don't know why there is no new news out now that it is once again past due. I have now spent my money elsewhere and don't plan on buying it until it gets cheap.

  • SpeeDemon

    It says it is expected early march, it is now past early march and i'm tired of waiting. I don't know why there is no new news out now that it is once again past due. I have now spent my money elsewhere and don't plan on buying it until it gets cheap.

  • SpeeDemon

    It says it is expected early march, it is now past early march and i'm tired of waiting. I don't know why there is no new news out now that it is once again past due. I have now spent my money elsewhere and don't plan on buying it until it gets cheap.

  • kysr

    Craig,
    are you still there reading? While planning my Easter break, I was hoping to find a few pieces of news - or perhaps the game which should be released by March 2009.
    Are you waiting for the new iphone (so we might see another techdemo at WWDC...just kidding)?
    I know good apps take a while, but we would appreciate any news you might want to share with us.

    It has been a while......

  • kysr

    Craig,
    are you still there reading? While planning my Easter break, I was hoping to find a few pieces of news - or perhaps the game which should be released by March 2009.
    Are you waiting for the new iphone (so we might see another techdemo at WWDC...just kidding)?
    I know good apps take a while, but we would appreciate any news you might want to share with us.

    It has been a while......

  • kysr

    Craig,
    are you still there reading? While planning my Easter break, I was hoping to find a few pieces of news - or perhaps the game which should be released by March 2009.
    Are you waiting for the new iphone (so we might see another techdemo at WWDC...just kidding)?
    I know good apps take a while, but we would appreciate any news you might want to share with us.

    It has been a while......

  • dk206

    OMG this game suddenly came up in my mind today
    I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT CAME OUT AND I MISSED THE REVIEWS ON TOUCHARCADE.

    NOW IT IS A P R I L.
    I know this game is going to be huge, but this is just no manners...

    Now i'm actually afraid it will be one of those premium games and I'm not going to be surprised if it is.

    I bet its finished already...but greedy EA, as always.

    • Aizaz

      Accually EA saw games like fastaline street racing and was surprised at the games graphics and physics!! so they are trying to make something extra ordinary that no one else can make!!

    • Aizaz

      Accually EA saw games like fastaline street racing and was surprised at the games graphics and physics!! so they are trying to make something extra ordinary that no one else can make!!

  • dk206

    OMG this game suddenly came up in my mind today
    I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT CAME OUT AND I MISSED THE REVIEWS ON TOUCHARCADE.

    NOW IT IS A P R I L.
    I know this game is going to be huge, but this is just no manners...

    Now i'm actually afraid it will be one of those premium games and I'm not going to be surprised if it is.

    I bet its finished already...but greedy EA, as always.

  • dk206

    OMG this game suddenly came up in my mind today
    I ACTUALLY THOUGHT IT CAME OUT AND I MISSED THE REVIEWS ON TOUCHARCADE.

    NOW IT IS A P R I L.
    I know this game is going to be huge, but this is just no manners...

    Now i'm actually afraid it will be one of those premium games and I'm not going to be surprised if it is.

    I bet its finished already...but greedy EA, as always.

    • http://webstuffz.comforum Aizaz

      Accually EA saw games like fastaline street racing and was surprised at the games graphics and physics!! so they are trying to make something extra ordinary that no one else can make!!

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