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EA Shows Off Need For Speed Rivals (Trailer Added)

by Jeff Marchiafava on Jun 10, 2013 at 03:02 PM

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Electronic Arts showed off a new demo for Need For Speed Rivals, built on the versatile Frostbite 3 engine.

Need For Speed Rivals is being developed by a new EA studio called Ghost Games. Similar to the Hot Pursuit series, Need For Speed Rivals focuses racing clashes between cops and racers. Executive producer Marcus Nilsson took the stage for a live demo of the game, which blends single-player, co-op, and competitive multiplayer into one experience.

In the demo, a team member of Ghost Games seamlessly enters a race by driving up to a start point on the road. A second developer in a cop car enters the game after a radio call tips him off to the illegal race. After a few close calls and scraped fenders, a third player uses a tablet to activate Overwatch mode, calling in choppers and setting up roadblocks.

We'll have more coverage of Need For Speed Rivals from the show floor later this week.

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