Tag Archives: Need for Speed: Shift
Sat, Sep 05, 2009 | 17:14 BST
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.
Fri, Sep 04, 2009 | 09:22 BST
Need for Speed: Shift will probably run on your PC, from the look of the system specs EA put out overnight.
- 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*
- 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
- Supported Video Cards: 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.
The racer’s out on September 15 in the US and September 17 in Europe. Thanks, CinemaBlend.
Mon, Aug 10, 2009 | 12:42 BST
EA’s announced the pre-order details for Need For Speed: Shift, but they’re only applicable if you’re buying the game from GameStop in the US.
Put down a deposit and you will get an extra car for the game: a BMW E92 M3 GT2. And that’s pretty much it.
It’s out September 15 in the US and September 18 in the UK for PS3 and 360.
Thanks, Big Download.
Thu, Aug 06, 2009 | 09:16 BST
EA’s confirmed its Eurogamer Expo line-up. And here it is:
- Need for Speed: Shift
- Need for Speeed: Nitro
- The Saboteur
- FIFA 10
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Dante’s Inferno
- Brutal Legend
- The Beatles: Rock Band
- Left 4 Dead 2
The event takes place on October 27-28 in Leeds, then on October 30-31 in London. Buy a ticket here.
Fri, Jul 31, 2009 | 09:40 BST
Fri, Jul 17, 2009 | 18:28 BST
Wed, Jun 17, 2009 | 18:37 BST
The Need for Speed: Shift video posted after the break gives players and look at the Driver Profile feature.
EA has said that the Driver Profile shapes how the player is perceived by other drivers according to racing style, personality, badges accumulated, success on the track and other factors.
Game’s out September 17 and 22 in the UK and US respectively.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 16:02 BST
This won’t end well. Patrick Soderlund, senior VP of EA Games Europe and dev lead on Need for Speed: Shift, told VG at E3 that he’s baffled by Bizarre Creations’ Blur and that his game is “better” than Forza 3.
“Let me tell you this,” he said, sounding very pumped. “I think Split/Second looks great. I’m going to have a good time playing that. Blur to me is completely underwhelming. I don’t understand what’s up with that game to be honest. That’s an official statement.
“Forza, I’m very confident we have a better game than them to be honest. Talking to the press, looking at the nominations, that’s clear. So, I’m glad that they’re confident but I’m as confident as they are.”
Hot dog. Hit the link for more, assuming you’re man enough.
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 23:03 BST
You’ve seen the trailer. You know it has 65 cars and 18 tracks. You know it’s got the BMW M3 GT2.
Now go look at the Need for Speed: Shift screens that have popped up over on IGN.
It’s a gear-head’s dream. Or in this case, an racing gamers dream.
Game’s out September 17 and 22 in the UK and US receptively.
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 15:56 BST
Fri, May 29, 2009 | 14:50 BST
Need for Speed: Shift’s E3 trailer just released, showing the BMW M3 GT2.
The game certainly looks the part. Hit the link for proof.
Autumn for PS3, 360 and PC.
Fri, May 22, 2009 | 00:26 BST
GameTrailers TV filmed a special E3 episode full of news and some other goodies that will be ready to view come May 28 at 11:00pm EST.
We do, however, know a bit about what to expect from the show and here’s just some of it:
- Tricia Helfer and Rose McGowan are cohosts.
- An Uncharted 2 spokesman talks multiplayer and confirms that the beta will go live on the first day of E3.
- Ratchet & Clank: A Crack in Time features time travel and Ratchet will have hover boots, allowing him to move around in new ways.
- The president of Infinity Ward stops by to talk about Modern Warfare 2 and introduce the new trailer.
- More details for Mass Effect 2 will drop.
- A “big” Madden NFL announcement is expected.
- Bethesda will be revealing a new game.
- Batman: Arkham Asylum, Alien Vs. Predator, Dante’s Inferno, Lost Planet 2, and Need for Speed: Shift will also be featured.
Massive show, apparently.
More over on Kotaku.
Fri, May 15, 2009 | 15:08 BST
Criterion Games is rumored to be working on the next iteration of the Need for Speed franchise, and it’s slated for a 2010 release.
According to a Primotech source, the development was announced during an internal presentation at EA Redwood last week by John Riccitiello.
EA responded to queries regarding the news with a side step, stating that “right [now] we’re focused on Need for Speed World Online, SHIFT and NITRO.”
Need for Speed developers, Black Box, are currently at work on the MMO title and will return to the racer for the 2011 release.
Last month, Need for Speed: Shift producer Jesse Abney from Slightly Mad Studios told us that Criterion would be a “great team to work with” on the series.
Get more through the link.
Fri, May 15, 2009 | 11:24 BST
EA jut put out new screens of Need for Speed: Shift. Feel its realism.
It’s out on September 18 for PC, PS3, 360 and PSP.
Fri, May 08, 2009 | 20:22 BST
Need for Speed: Shift has been given the screen and video treatment by EA.
Announced back in January, the game gives you a first-person view of the race from inside the cockpit and features over 60 licensed cars.
It’s out in September for PC, PS3, PSP and Xbox 360.
Video’s after the break, screens are on Joystiq.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 | 15:40 BST
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 | 11:42 BST
Need for Speed: Shift producer Jesse Abney would like to work with Criterion on Need for Speed projects.
“You know, Criterion’s got a great heritage in racing games, and I think they would be a great team to work with on that stuff, certainly from a personal opinion,” he said, talking in London last week.
“There’s always question about how does Burnout exist, and vice versa. We’ll be hoping for the best in the future.”
Criterion, as you’re all well aware, has been beavering away on Burnout Paradise DLC for the past year. Future projects are unannounced.
Need for Speed: Shift releases for PC, PS3, 360 and PSP this autumn.
Tue, Apr 28, 2009 | 07:52 BST
EA’s put out some new Need for Speed: Shift screens, as you can see on Destructoid.
The racer’s out this autumn for PC, PSP, PS3 and 360.
Mon, Apr 27, 2009 | 09:39 BST
Need for Speed: Shift is obviously gunning for realism. You’d kind of expect the Slightly Mad title, then, to have Gran Turismo in its sights. Apparently not. Shift is going to be about “fun,” not “driving in a straight line,” producer Jesse Abney told VG247 in London last week.
“We don’t pretend to compete with Gran Turismo for technological achievement as well as what I would call a ‘driving simulator’,” said the developer. “That’s not the fun angle we’re going after.”
“We’re going after… what it means to be in a race, in a grid of hard competitors who will battle for position, and who will make the organic nature of the race more about performing at that level and less about the challenge of driving in a straight line.”
Despite wanting to offer something different to GT, however, Abney said Shift is paying close attention to Polyphony’s work.
“For us we look at games like GT, Forza 2 and GRiD as the high water mark,” he added.
Shift ships this autumn for PS3, 360, PC and PSP.
Mon, Mar 23, 2009 | 12:15 GMT