New Need for Speed? Yes Please
Good morning racing fans and welcome as we dive into some new news from the developers of the famed EA racing series Need for Speed. Probably wondering am I a fan of the series, you damn right, but it has been a love/hate relationship for a while until the 2015 release that takes us back to the streets. The article was brought on to me thanks to fellow writer Lady Ar5enic which is on the need for speed website titled Need for Speed 2017: Paying It Back.
“By now many of you will have heard the talk that a new game is in development here at Ghost Games. We’re happy to announce that by the end of 2017 you will be playing a new Need for Speed game.”
Now before we dive deeper, I remember a few years back when people were jumping for joy at the rumors that Underground 3 was coming into play, but instead, we got a lovely reboot to the street racing genre with NFS 2015. I believe they brought back some nice elements that I missed from the Most Wanted series, Underground Series and Carbon which was full of attitude and personality. As E3 2017 draws near of course rumors, news and other previews for the big event start flooding the interwebs making us drool or cringe depending on what we are following. EA Play in June plans to give us full details of what’s in store, but let’s see what they can tell us about the new title.
The developers at Ghost Games issued a thank you for towards us the gamers.
“First up, we wanted to say thank you. When we launched the reboot back in 2015, we were blown away by the amount of feedback you gave us. It was clear how passionate you are for Need for Speed, which is a large part of why we’re here today.”
I feel a thank you to the developers is needed for listening to all the good and the bad to improve upon their title. Nothing in games is ever perfect, but at least I appreciate developers that take the time to go through all the comments and try their best to give up what wanted. All right with the mushy stuff and let’s talk about customization which they bring up from the start. This is good because any good racing game needs to give players customization. I am hoping it will be as good or better than what I played in NFS 2015, but I will be good with what I can do under the hood more than the vynl designs. I like how they state that the customization is not going away, but all I can say is, “BETTER NOT!” One of the best things is being able to retrofit your car to either drift or stock standards.
Here Comes the Police!
“Woop woop…let’s talk about cops. There’s nothing more satisfying than getting into a cop chase and feeling the heat on your tail as you tear it up through the city. Cops in pursuit, racers up ahead and then out of nowhere BAM! they bring a Rhino to a street race. You got this?”
This is one of my biggest gripes with NFS 2015 title where the cops were not challenging at all. They tried to beef them up a bit, but wasn’t much of a difference. The best cop hassle had to be with the first Most Wanted and Underground series. They gave us gamers a reason to cause environmental hazards to get away. We need that rush again, that thrill of the chase is appreciated, hell switch it up and give us a rival that is trying to take us out as in adding a villain like Razor getting revenge.
Also, and I know this might be asking a bit much but give gamers a gender choice because I for one am curious how a female protagonist would tackle the racing world. I always admired them in the movies like Letty from Fast and Furious who would be a kick ass character in any racing game.
“let’s finish on one of the biggest discussion points around the last game: always-online. To say that this is a topic you’re passionate about would be an understatement, and whenever there’s a topic that gather as much attention and feedback from you as this did, we take note. So when release day rolls around for the next Need for Speed, you will be able to play through a single player experience completely offline. Before you ask, and we know you will. this does mean you will be able to pause the game.”
I could not help but to laugh at that paragraph because one of the biggest complaints was not being able to do anything when the game went offline or if your internet connection was screwed. This is a huge problem for many games today that rely too much being always online. You kind of shot yourself on the foot by doing so especially when Sony had that hacking situation a while back. Thankfully you listened and I appreciate that.
All and all I am looking forward to what is coming next to the series. Will this be a sequel? Will there be added vehicles? What other places will you tackle or will you continue to take us to fictional places? We will have to wait and see, but fear not fellow gamers. This beast racer is on the case so be sure to add your email in the sub box on the top right to stay up to date for future post. Just to let you know that we are not sponsored by EA or Ghost Games in anyway, I just a fan of the NFS series and hoping to keep others informed as well, but we are sponsored by Gamers Community run by Golden-Eagle, be sure to check them out. – Beast Out –
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