After a short gameplay video (which was the same video from EA’s Press Conference, they showed off the game. And I can confirm that what was seen in the video is exactly how the game looks. It is absolutely stunning. Need For Speed is back, which is a reboot for the series that covers the series’ expansive history, hoping to do something for every kind of player.
Need for Speed World, the free-to-play, massively multiplayer online (MMO) racing game from Electronic Arts, turns two years old today and celebrates with a brand new reveal or free item giveaway each day this week until Friday, July 27. To kick things off, today’s goodies include:
– The release of the all new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, given to players for free
– The launch of Double XP Week. Between today and Friday, July 27 players will earn double XP in every adrenaline-fuelled race event, action packed Team Escape and white knuckled cop pursuit
– The long awaited release of the all new Free Cam feature, allowing players to take control of the game camera to snap shots of their customized ride in action
Throughout the week, fans will have a chance to log in and scoop up more free items including customized license plates, neons, vinyls and even Need for Speed World in-game currency, SpeedBoost.
Need for Speed World brings together best-in-class action racing with an unparalleled social experience on the PC. Players can enjoy over 120 stunning licensed cars, compete in over 80 events, race alongside their friends in Team Escape challenges, or simply cruise around Free Roam while hunting for Treasure Gems. Gamers race the way they want on over 100 miles of open road that combine fan-favorite locations from the original Need for Speed Most Wanted and Need for Speed Carbon. With a thriving community of over 16 million registered players and a constant stream of new content, cars, and features, Need for Speed World offers the definitive racing experience that is exciting and constantly evolving.
Race for your life in the NEED FOR SPEED™ THE RUN demo. In the Desert Hills of Nevada you find yourself at the heart of the pack. Battle the unforgiving desert heat and technically demanding terrain as you use all your skills to fight your way to the front in the Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni. Once past the desert, you face treacherous Independence Pass. The clock is ticking, a mountain is crumbling in front of you and a rival is one step ahead. Refer a friend and race in the new Porsche 911 Carrera S.
Coming out on Xbox Live Marketplace and the Playstation Network comes Need For Speed: The Run. Unfortunately and admitted by EA, there will be no PC version with no specific reason given. If you recall, NFS: Hot Pursuit and SHIFT 2 did not have a PC demo either.
In the demo, you’ll find it features:
– Lamborghini LP550-2 Valentino Balboni on
– Desert Hills (dry, flat roads) and
– Independence Pass (avalanche)
If you have friends that play The Run demo on either platform, you’ll unlock the 2012 Porsche Carrera S in the demo for both parties.
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Weather in games can be extremely immersive. It’s what sells the game both at the store and once it’s in the disc drive. When I play an open world game, a driving game, or a first person game – I want the world to bring me in, to truly explore and play in it like no other. I’ll play a game for it’s weather based on the season or the weather in my area to just to complete the feeling. I do want to note I’m ONLY discussing games with good weather effects, not environments.
So let’s start at the bottom and work our way to the top at my Top 8 Games with Weather Effects.
This video is a leak of a promotional video directed specifically for internal promotional use. Our own Scott Ellison II found this video via a NeoGAF thread.
What this video is showing is of a “direct comparison” between real world racing, Forza 3, Gran Turismo 5, and Shift 2 Unleashed. Apparently this video was only to be an internal only promotional video to show and state that Shift 2 Unleashed is so much better than the previously two mentioned games, and is as close to the real world experience of racing without actually being in the car yourself.
There are subtle differences, see if you can notice how much different the three games look, sound, and ‘feel’.
We would like to see what your opinions are about the comparison from this video.