According to the news from NFS-Planet, EA has confirmed that the NFS12 named Undercover.
It'll got a very strong mission structure and a huge embedded storyline. Sounds nice.
The Need for Speed Dev-Team in Vancouver had splited after 8 years on 12 months development cycle. So the NFSUC will has 16 months' development time and 2 years for the further NFS. EA want it be great, greater than NFSPS for sure. And they introduced their plan sincerely. So we just have to wait 4 months more than before to 2009.