Tag Archives: Need for Speed: World Online
Tue, Mar 16, 2010 | 14:00 GMT
Marc De Vellis, the producer for Need for Speed World Online, has said that the PC-exclusive racing MMO will have “the biggest Need for Speed arena ever”.
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.
Sun, Mar 01, 2009 | 19:42 GMT
The official Need for Speed site‘s got the first image of Need for Speed World Online’s UI, and very MMO it looks too.
There’s a chat pane down the bottom, it’s sporting an EVE-like auto-drive feature and the entire thing’s customizable.
“Key to the concept of NFS World Online is the user interface which has been built from the ground up to take advantage of the PC architecture,” said producer Scott Henshaw.
“Instead of a traditional console view of a game, we’re using a user-selectable gadget interface designed specifically for the PC.
“The system allows the gamer to choose which components of the interface they want to add to their game. The gadgets are really flexible and offer a wide range of display options: docked/undocked, floating in the game window or just sitting outside of the game space.”
There’s more through there. The game’s out later this year.
Fri, Feb 06, 2009 | 10:17 GMT
Need for Speed World Online, one of a trio of newly announced games from the EA fanchise, is to enter technical testing in Taiwan and Hong Kong in March.
The free-roaming, free-to-play effort has no solid release date as yet other than 2009.
Press release after the break.
Mon, Feb 02, 2009 | 20:36 GMT
EA just released the first images of Need for Speed SHIFT, NITRO and World Online.
Need for Speed got an announced franchise revamp last week, the three new games being mentioned for the first time.
A press release detailing the titles was issued today. Get it and the screens after the break.
Fri, Jan 30, 2009 | 11:10 GMT
EA has told Eurogamer that the immensely popular Need For Speed franchise is to be reinvented into separate core, casual and ‘Play 4 Free’ games.
Need for Speed: Shift will launch on PC, Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP this autumn, apparently, along with Need for Speed: Nitro on Wii and DS.
Need for Speed: World Online will be released to the Asian online PC market this summer, before heading West in the winter.
“The urban underground was a manifestation of style in some past Need for Speed games for sure, but Shift focuses less on these style cues and more on mirroring the driver experience, that athleticism of being in a wickedly-intense race, and what it really feels like to be behind the wheel,” said EA marketing boss Keith Munro about Need for Speed Shift.
Of Need for Speed Nitro he added: “Need for Speed Nitro on the Wii and DS will not be a Mario Kart clone – Nintendo already does an excellent job with that.
“Instead, we are evolving the arcade racer with a fresh and unique visual style that is very Need for Speed. The game will be rich and deep and will appeal to experienced arcade racers as well as casual players.”
“What you’ll see is that Nitro in no way resembles any other previous Need for Speed title,” said Munro.
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