The reboot of Need for Speed last year was not quite the knock out success EA and Ghost Games would have hoped for. It didn't seem to please too many critics and fan reaction was a little muted from what I saw.
Regardless, EA are pushing on with the franchise. In a blog post, the developer announced that it is working on another in the series that is set to release next year. I assume this means that the game will be around the holiday 2017 period, around where it usually comes out, but that is me guessing.
I hope EA can figure this out, because the last title showed potential, and looked great. It just needed a little more life and spirt to get it all right. Lets hope Ghost Games learnt their lessons.