Need for Speed: Rivals Coming in November


The next installment in the Need for Speed franchise was announced today, Need for Speed: Rivals.

Need for Speed: Rivals is being developed by a new EA studio called Ghost Games in partnership with Criterion Games. Built using the Frostbite 3 engine, Rivals will be coming to the PS3, Xbox 360, PC as well as the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Rivals lets the players take the wheel of a racer or cop,  each side of the law having its own set of challenges, rewards and consequences. Racers’ goal is to take risks and record video of their escapes for the world to see. The more cops you evade the more points you earn to unlock more cars and items. Cops have the obvious goal of stopping the racers. Cops will work together as a team to bust the racers. With every bust enabling cops to move up in the Police Force ranks which will unlock  more powerful technology and police only cars.

Need for Speed Rivals features:

  • Next-Gen Racing – Redview County is brought to life with stunning, next-generation detail and weather effects that force drivers to master the elements, as well as the competition.
  •  Need for Speed Network Powered by Autolog – Gamers can compare stats and challenge their friends anytime, anywhere and then easily share their accomplishments with both friends and rivals.
  •  Personalization – Drivers customize their ride with fresh paintjobs, custom license plates, liveries, decals, rims, and performance upgrades.
  •  Pursuit and Evasion Tech – Street racing explodes with 11 upgradeable gadgets including turbo boosts, jammers and EMPs for racers, and shockwaves, roadblocks and helicopters for cops.

Need for Speed: Rivals will arrive on November 19th for the PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions will release later this year.

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

Just a nerd from the Windy City. I’m actually really bad at describing myself because I get all self-critical and self-conscious. Follow me on Twitter, @The1stMJC, to see my borderline insane rants on tv shows and other non important subjects. If I’m not tweeting I’m probably just watching Buffy or Firefly for the millionth time.

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