It seems that Criterion is already working on the next one Need for Speed, and a recent video leaked and disclosed via Discord show a version Alpha of the new title Electronic Arts in development.

In this video posted by the speedrunner KuruHS, we see a build that reuses assets from Need for Speed: Heat, within a new map and with some small details still in development. However, it seems that Criterion is opting for a style less realistic for the next game, inserting particles cartoonish that give cars a sense of speed.

That Criterion is thinking of a title similar to Burnout o Asphalt after the brand's Ghost era?