Need for Speed: Shift– All the Info You Need to Know

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Over the last couple of weeks you may have seen some sick new ads for the upcoming next version of the hit, Need for Speed franchise– Need for Speed: Shift. The new game looks to continue the series’ awesome reputation for racing games, while adding some sick new things to raise the bar. So what’s new? Read on to find out!

The first and most important aspect of a racing game is the experience and the realistic feel.

Need for Speed: Shift– made by EA Games together with Slightly Mad Studios– definitely looks to bring that to your living room here, with improved graphics, both to cars and the tracks, which look amazing. But that’s not all. The new True Driver’s Experience is designed to really make you feel that you are driving that Ashton Martin. providing a cockpit view and “three dimensional HUD (heads up display)”, designed to mimic that of a drivers head in the cockpit; those crashes should look pretty real to say the least. Also, depending on your speed, the camera will zoom in and out of cockpit and car view to give you a better view of the track.

Oh, and don’t get me started on crashes. The new Dynamic Crash effect further enhances the realism and the “feeling” of an actual crash, and will look insane!

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The Cockpit View in NFS: Shift

There also is the new Driver Profile. The Driver Profile follows your driving evolution from event to event, recording your driving style (are you more for just speed or best control?), your success in races, and any profile points and badges you win. All of this comes together and customizes the game experience to be at your level. Think of it as similar to Madden IQ in the Madden NFL games: your profile is relevant everywhere, whether when playing in career mode or online.

EA also gives you the ability to completely customize your ride. Want an upgrade under the hood or in the leather seating? Customize here to fit your style.

So there you have it– all the info on the new Need for Speed: Shift. The demo of the new game is out now on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live for you to try out for yourself, and the game is out now for the Xbox 360, PS3, PSP, and PC. You can learn more from the NFS official site here, and order it here.

Posted on October 8, 2009, in Video Games and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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