Need for Speed: Rivals lands on PS4, Xbox One in November

Thursday, 23rd May 2013 15:07 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Need for Speed: Rivals has been announced by EA for next-gen systems and is in development at Ghost Games, a new studio within the firm.

Need for Speed: Rivals is in the works at Ghost Games, EA’s newest studio, in partnership with Criterion Games.

It uses Frostbite 3 and combines the “intensity of the street’s ultimate rivalry between cops and racers,” in an open road environment where players can choose between being a police officer or a racer.

As a racer, the goal is to “become infamous for taking risks” and capturing your shenanigans on video. The more cops players evade, the more Speedpoints they will collect, enabling them to unlock new cars and items. Earn more Speedpoints and become a “more valuable target to the cops”.

Police officer players work together as part of a team to nab the racers, and will earn prominence by doing so, causing them to rise within the ranks of the Police Force.

The Ferrari returns to the franchise with Rivals, for the first time in seven years, and players will be able to get behind the wheel of the F12 Berlinetta.

It also contains AllDrive, which allows gamers to “seamlessly transition from playing alone, to playing with friends, destroying the line between single player and multiplayer.”

Here’s a list of features:

  • Next-Gen Racing – Redview County is brought to life with stunning, next-generation detai.l
  • 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 and rims, as well as performance upgrades.
  • Pursuit and Evasion Tech – White-knuckle 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 can be pre-ordered, which will net players the Ultimate Cop Pack at no additional cost. It includes “exclusive access to a powerful collection of items” including the Nissan GT-R Black Edition cop car, advanced pursuit technology, and a custom livery.

The game is out on current generation platforms on November 19 and will also be released on Xbox One and PS4 later this year.



  1. macronia

    Is PC one of current generation or next generation ?!

    and i quote this from ballz

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Fin


    #2 2 years ago
  3. Pytox

    logo sux btw :p
    also it seems ea has given pc the same fate as the wii u ….

    #3 2 years ago
  4. xino

    this is so stupid man!

    who was complaining about 7th gen limiting the features of racing games?
    it was either BugBear or Criterion, who said that with the 7th gen console powers is limiting them from creating great racing game that can have so many features.

    now ps4 and xbox 1 are both coming out with amazing power, yet they are bringing out another racing game that plays like a 7th gen, all it has is a better graphics:/

    #4 2 years ago
  5. OnionPowder

    I hate racing games used as benchmarks at the beginning of console generations. Unless it’s absolutely photo-realistic then it’s just good renders of cars that don’t show a huge step up from the last generation.

    Cars by nature are sleek and have solid colors with very little intricate details that are obvious to the eye. I’m sure this won’t look much better than Most Wanted on PC last year, especially if you were running it at 2560×1600 at 60FPS.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Max Payne

    I am surprised its only on next gen and launching this year ?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. OnionPowder

    @6 We need more games like that if these console manufacturers expect me to drop $400+ on a new piece of hardware

    #7 2 years ago
  8. DrDamn

    @Max Payne
    From the article … “The game is out on current generation platforms on November 19 and will also be released on Xbox One and PS4 later this year.”

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Max Payne

    @8 I literally just didn’t reed that last part :D

    #9 2 years ago
  10. drewbles82

    I hate it when a game like this comes out every year with barely any changes. Yeh it will be nxt gen but so far xbox one seems poo so far.

    Game wise, they should do another Burnout game.

    Who are all these brain dead people who buy the same stuff every year, the fifa, cods etc, its all the same with barely any changes

    #10 2 years ago

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