Internet connection for Need for Speed: SHIFT on PC is not “mandatory”

Saturday, 5th September 2009 16:15 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


The release of Need for Speed: SHIFT is just around the corner, and EA released the minimum spec requirements for the PC version yesterday.

It’s posted again below the break in case you missed it before.

However, Blues News contacted EA to find out why an internet connection was listed as mandatory, and were told that it’s only mandatory if you choose play online.

The game will use SecuROM for a disc check with no online component, however, an online authentication for software updates and online play will take place should you choose to take your skillz to the internets.

Minimum Specs:

  • Required – Internet Connection
  • OS – Windows XP (Service Pack 3) or Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) / Windows 7
  • Processor – Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 GHz or faster
  • Memory – XP: 1 GB RAM; Vista/Windows 7: 1.5 GB RAM
  • Hard Drive – 6 GB
  • DVD Drive – 8 SPEED
  • Video Card – 256 MB Video Card, with support for Pixel Shader 3.0 (ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512MB or greater; NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT 256MB or greater. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported. Updates to your video and sound card drivers may be required.)
  • Sound Card – DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX – DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • Online Multiplayer – 512 Kbps or faster; 2-12 Players
  • Input – Keyboard, Mouse
  • Optional – USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad



  1. Cort

    Minimum requirements for PS3 version:


    Minimum requirements for 360 version:


    This one goes out to blackdreamhunk.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. RoarrrUK

    Bought Supercar Challenge on ps3 on Friday, have Dirt2 ordered for next week for ps3 and then this for PC the week after.

    Only my second pc game purchase since I bought a new pc few weeks back. How is pc gaming these days? Can I expect just headaches on launch and should I wait for a bit? or do they generally work?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Syrok


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley


    #4 5 years ago
  5. loki

    PC games boring
    NFS shit boring
    Better wait Forza 2 and GT5

    #5 5 years ago
  6. freedoms_stain

    Ah loki, you dumb trolling bag of shit, Forza 2 came out years ago.

    lulz n00b failure!

    #6 5 years ago
  7. gurt90

    I have need…for this screeen
    Need For Speed SHIFT – illegal racing in Prague

    #7 5 years ago

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