The lights are on
Ghost Games, the studio formerly known as EA Gothenburg, has
been working on a new Need for Speed title for some time, and now the
developer's inaugural game – Need for Speed Rivals – has been announced.
The game, created in conjunction with franchise overseers
Criterion Games (NFS: Most Wanted) is using the Frostbite 3 engine, and will
appear on undisclosed current-gen systems on November 19, and Xbox One and
PlayStation 4 sometime before the end of the year.
As the name insinuates and the series is known for, cops and
racers will go at it in the fictional setting of Redview County (complete with some
dangerous-sounding weather), and both sides will have their own career paths.
Racers gain Speedpoints for evading the cops and capturing it on video, but the
more notorious you become the more Speedpoints you could possibly lose if
Cops, meanwhile, will work in teams and players will try and
rise up the ranks for better cars and tech. Both sides will make use of 11
upgrades, from turbo, jammers, and EMPs for the racers, and shockwaves and helicopter
and roadblock support for the cops. Speaking of upgrades, Rivals has a license
with Ferrari, letting you get in the cockpit of cars like the F12berlinetta.
Rivals introduces an online component – called AllDrive – that sounds similar to the series' use of Autolog. AllDrive mixes single- and
multiplayer components so your friends can come and go from your experience at
any time. Naturally, AllDrive will also surface stats and challenges from your
friends as well.
Electronic Arts has already announced the pre-order
incentive for Rivals at participating retailers, the Ultimate Cop Pack. This
consists of the Nissan GT-R Black Edition cruiser, unspecified pursuit tech,
and a custom livery.
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Most Wanted (2012) was a huge disappointment. It would have been fine if it didn't carry the Most Wanted name. The original is by far the best in the NFS series. They totally missed the mark with the new one.
Anyway, as long as Rivals doesn't follow in Most Wanted's (2012) footsteps, we might be fine.
It sounds like another Hot Pursuit, and that fine with me, I love the 2010 Hot Pursuit.
please add car customization and a campaign with an actual story where you have to free roam like in underground or most wanted original. that's all players want in a nfs game.
Aha. More cops and robbers, huh?
NFS, I am somewhat excited for. Idk what to expect. I have level expectations for this installment in the noted series.
I'd rather play Drive Club.
this is better than what the last nfs was I just hope you can customize your car and im sold
No surprise there.
Ehh, sounds boring just like every NFS game since Carbon. Where's my customization? I want to pick my body kit and paint jobs, not just colors, and engines/transmissions. There is no lasting component if the only thing you do is drive in repetitive races.
Sounds like part 2 to the reboot Need for Speed Hot Pursuit..I wanna see a real Burnout sequel..More in the way of Burnout 3 instead of PAradise..Especially seeing the crashes on frostbite 3 would be nice..
if this has cockpit racing like from that of shift 2 along with a rich open world and really good on street racing then this will be a must buy for me