The next entry in EA's annual Need for Speed franchise will be a sequel to 2005 game Need for Speed: Most Wanted, according to leak-prone South African retailer BTGames.
EA has earmarked another 18 online multiplayer servers to be shut down this year.
EA has announced that the Need for Speed series has sold more than 100 million units since its launch in 1994.
To celebrate the launch of Need For Speed Most Wanted earlier this month, Electronic Arts held a very special event at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedford.
EA Canada's Larry LaPierre has confirmed that the PSP version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted will feature an online mode - but that the PS2 version won't.
Electronic Arts has announced that Need for Speed Most Wanted is currently in development for PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS, GBA, PSP and PC.
The game combines "the thrill of illicit street racing and tuner customisation with the intensity of strategic police pursuits." You'll go head-to-head with other expert racers as well as up to six police vehicles at a time, and must build up your rap sheet and street cred to make it to the top of the "Black List" of top class drivers.
"Out-race your opponents, evade cops and exploit the open world - street racing doesn't get any better than this," said senior producer Larry LaPierre.