Need for Speed World seems to have a severe server outage, causing the game to be offline for more than 24 hours now.
Since yesterday the official website simply states "We are currently experiencing technical difficulties. Thank you for your patience.". The NFS World team is aware of the problem, but there is no official statement yet and it is unknown when the servers will be back online.
As soon as we know more, you get to know here.
Update 18:00 p.m.:
The servers are back online and Need for Speed World is up and running again. Only the official website and SpeedAPI are currently down for scheduled maintenance.
Update 21:30 p.m.:
The official NFS World website is also back again.
The gaming platform Steam created this weekend an NFS Franchise Sale, where four Need for Speed games are drastically reduced in price.
You can grab the more "older" games NFS Undercover and NFS Shift for only EUR 5.00, or NFS Hot Pursuit for EUR 6.80 or the still hot Shift 2 Unleashed reduced by 50 % for only EUR 24.99!
EA announced today a special new car for Need for Speed: The Run: the all new 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S!
You can either go to the IAA (Frankfurt Motor Show) in Frankfurt, Germany next week, or gather enough money to buy such a beauty or simply play NFS The Run, once it's released!
Description: Sporting a longer and wider stance, the new 911 is menacing. With a 3.8L flat-six that pumps 400hp out remodeled dual-exhaust tips, the Porsche seems like it could be built specifically for the grueling cross-country race that is The Run.
This first teaser gives you a short impression of how the car will look like in the game:
If you preorder Need for Speed The Run at selected retailers, you get a very special bonus: e.g. at Amazon NFS Most Wanted makes its return and with the Most Wanted Challenge-Series you get to drive the Most Wanted-inspired BMW M3 GTS, and Razor’s famed Mustang Boss 302, as well as three exclusive events.
Other retailers (like Gamestop) offer you the Underground Challenge Series as a special pre-order bonus, featuring the Nissan 370Z and the famed Nissan Skyline GT-R (R32), as well as three night-time events inspired by Need for Speed Underground.
Get more information about the pre-order bonus on the official website and check out your local retailers. E.g. Amazon.de offers the Most Wanted Challenge Series, while Amazon.com goes with the Underground Challenge Series...
With the Producer Insights videos EA gives us a short glimpse of the development of Need for Speed: The Run. In the new video "Experiencing The Sound" Audio Director Rich Adrian shows a bit of his work:
It's great to have thousands of audio files to play with, but how do you get them to mesh in a hyper-realistic way? Need for Speed The Run Audi Director Rich Adrian takes you under the hood of mixing and matching sound effects to create a true audio soundscape.
NFS World: Porsche GT3 RS Cop-Edition & Nissan Skyline R34 Art Director
The latest update for Need for Speed World brings two new car variations.
The Porsche GT3 RS is now also available in a new Cop Edition: Drawing its design from Need for Speed's Hot Pursuit, the Porsche GT3 RS Cop Edition is powerful and fast! How fast? Your competitors will catch a glimpse of the exclusive “SCPD” license plate as you race by them.
This Seacrest County Police Edition is equipped with RACE TUNED parts that will give you the extra edge to take down your competitors.
Additionally the Nissan Skyline R34 Art Director was introduced - an exclusive creation of the NFSW Art Team:
Featuring black window tint, aggressive black and red livery and an exclusive "RAVEN" license plate, the Nissan Skyline R34 will definitely make you stand out!
The Nissan Skyline R34 Art Director Car is now available and is free when you top up your wallet with SpeedBoost. Get it today!
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