Ghost Games, via the Need for Speed blog, confirmed today that the next iteration of NFS will be coming prior to the end of 2017. While many details are being held for EA Play in June, they did confirm deep customization, police chases, and a single player, offline mode.
You can find the formal statement from the team here : Need for Speed Blog
While games like Forza Motorsport, Project Cars, and Gran Turismo offer racing focused on the simulation aspects, and Forza Horizon offers open world driving, we haven’t had a truly good arcade racing game in a while. Need for Speed has a lot of history but it’s been a mixed bag at times. We certainly hope this delivers and gives players more choice in the racing segment.