NFS Rivals: New Trailer "Ultimate Cars, Speed and Rivalry"
A new trailer of Need for Speed Rivals gives you an impression of the upcoming game. In "Ultimate Cars, Speed and Rivalry" the hottest and fastest cars cruise through the streets of Redview County and racers like Zephyr risk it all while the Cops cross the line to stop them in the ultimate rivalry of the roads.
Need for Speed announced a partnership with racing sensation and action sports icon Ken Block! He will support the dev team as a "Racing Advisor", lending his unique insights into what it takes to push the action and adrenaline of racing to new limits.
"Partnering with EA and Need for Speed is a natural fit for our team. I feel like we both have the same goal in mind – to let people live out a fantasy of really pushing the limits of what you can do in the driver’s seat," said Ken Block. "It's that special mix of fast-pace, raw speed and over-the-top fun, which has made the Gymkhana series a success, and something the Need for Speed games capture really well. We’re both excited to show you how we’re taking things to a new level in Gymkhana SIX in just a few weeks."
Additionally Need for Speed is sponsoring Ken Block's Ford Fiesta ST 2013 racing car and will be working with him on the release of Gymkhana SIX, the next installment of the award-winning viral video franchise. Gymkhana SIX will be released on November 11th.
Need for Speed Rivals will not be released for Wii U or PS Vita. In talks with The Sixth Axis Creative Director Craig Sullivan explains that Ghost Games (the developers of NFS Rivals) are working on their very first title and many factors are in play. The team was formed largely of staff from Criterion Games and in addition to the new team and the resulting transitionary period NFS Rivals is being developed for many platforms, both on current- and next-gen consoles.
Additionally the Frostbite 3 engine has not been ported to either Wii U or PS Vita yet, in contrast to the Chameleon engine which was used for NFS Most Wanted. A game which apparently didn't sell as good as they've hoped (on Wii U):
Honestly, it’s not the kind of stuff that I like talking about in detail, that much. We did a load of extra work on the Wii U version, and we had a lot of guys working on that stuff, you know?
It didn’t really sell that many, in terms of the Wii U market. I would love for it to have, because we put so much effort into that, trust me. I’d love for it to be way bigger than it was, and the same for the Vita.
[Rivals] is going onto new hardware, and you have to work out where you focus your efforts. The 200 people working on this game are only capable of making so much, and doing so many different versions of the game, so we had to go with where we think the biggest audience will be for the game, and that’s where we are.
Fresh new screenshots of the upcoming Need for Speed Rivals! The game will be available on November 21st 2013 and also at the end of November to the launch dates of the new consoles on Playstation 4 and Xbox One!
The system requirements for the PC version of Need for Speed Rivals were announced today. Your PC has to meet the following requirements to play the game:
MINIMUM System Requirements
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 CPU: Intel 2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo, AMD 2.6 GHz Athlon X2 RAM: At least 4 GB DISC DRIVE: CD/DVD ROM drive required for installation only HARD DRIVE: At least 30 GB of free space VIDEO: AMD Radeon 3870 512Mb or better, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512 Mb or better, IntelHD 4000 integrated 512Mb or better DIRECTX: DirectX 10.1 compatible INPUT: Keyboard and mouse ONLINE CONNECTION REQUIREMENTS: 512 Kbps or faster internet connection
RECOMMENDED System Requirements
OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista (SP2), Windows 7 (Recommended is Windows 8 64-bit) CPU: Intel Quad Core CPU, AMD Duo Core CPU RAM: At least 8 GB DISC DRIVE: CD/DVD ROM drive required for installation only HARD DRIVE: At least 30 GB of free space VIDEO: AMD Radeon 7870 3Gb or better, NVIDIA GeForce GT660 3Gb or better DIRECTX: DirectX 11 compatible INPUT: Keyboard and mouse ONLINE CONNECTION REQUIREMENTS: 512 Kbps or faster internet connection
Ghost Games answered questions from the community and talks about Racer progressin in Need for Speed Rivals:
Excerpt: Exactly how big is the map? Can players easily memorize it like in Most Wanted?
The world of Redview County is bigger than Most Wanted and well over 100 miles (16X16 km) of open roads. It is a place designed specifically for driving in the world’s best cars at speeds over 200mph. There are also different shortcuts not shown on the map for you to find.
How can we unlock cars and racer tech at the same time, and what happens if we already have the fastest cars and best tech?
You will unlock new cars every time you complete a Speedlist or Assignment and head back to your Safe House or Hideout. After you unlock a car, you can then purchase it with your SpeedPoints. Pursuit tech on the other hand is all unlocked from the beginning, but you do need SpeedPoints to buy them. But, as you progress through the game you will unlock higher levels of each tech.
You can find the complete Q&A under the following link:
This year NFS-Planet visited gamescom and followed Electronic Arts' invitation to play the latest upcoming titles. Next to Titanfall and Battlefield 4 of course we paid special attention on Need for Speed Rivals and participated at the EA community day.
What you can expect from the upcoming Need for Speed Rivals and our impression of the game is summed up in our hands-on article:
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