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Need For Speed: SHIFT & SHIFT 2 Unleashed

Discussion in 'Other Racing Games' started by Shane Arsenault, Jan 1, 2009.

  1. Ive heard this rumor going around that the games that ive played in my early childhood constantly is cut. Discuss?
     
  2. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium Member

    good, glad to see the back of it personally. the old ones where good but the lastest few incarnations have not been so good. get old too quickly and very little new has been brought to the table. after the latest one i can't say that im too suprised. not exactly gone down the storm they were expecting.
     
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  3. Not more than a month after the release of Need For Speed: Undercover, the Electric Playground is reporting that Electronic Arts may be cutting the franchise entirely. The videogame web show claims that future titles in the series have been canceled.
     
  4. from joystiq, they said it will have the same engine as burnout because it will go to Criterion Games. ???
     
  5. Gaz

    Gaz
    Xbox: Crazy Gazza Premium Member

    Hi,

    I only started playing NFS from NFS Underground, and to be honest I think NFS underground and NFS Underground 2 were the best, compared to the current ones
     
  6. NFS has killed its self. Its gotten worser and worser every step of the way. The orginial Need For Speed had to be the best. Just about Fast Cars, races in the country side and streets and dodging the police as you went on.
     
  7. Kevin Ascher

    Kevin Ascher
    #47 Roaring Pipes Maniacs


    Totally agree.
    As good as I can remember it was hell of fun (although I must of been younger than 5 and can't REALLY remember)
     
  8. i remember playing the original nfs on the ps1 when i were a wee nipper...

    cant say i was drawn to the latest shiney-modify-the-heck-out-of-everything-for-the-sake-of-it-go-faster-and-get-all-the-girls editions...
     
  9. I liked NFS 4 the best. The first 3 were also good, I played a lot with NFS 2. NFS PU was still good, and maybe Hot Pursuit 2, but after that they've gone totally wrong way...
     
  10. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff Premium Member

    For me NFS 2, 4 and Porsche Unleashed were the bests...I hope they return to old style..
     
  11. Dave Stephenson

    Dave Stephenson
    Technical Administrator Staff Premium Member

    I get the feeling they will sit on the name and probably release somethign widly different from what we've seen over the last few years in the future, probably after the next round of console releases. A return to a more thoroughbred type of racing would be good and probabkly would be needed to get decent sales.

    On a plus point for the software industry in general it does open up the opportunity for some smaller studios to develop and release games in a similar mold to the current generation NFS unopposed, there might be a real gem hiding away out there now preparing to be exposed to the light of day.
     
  12. THE need for speed franchise died off after all the Neon lights/Drifting/sport compact tuner phase died off with the Fast and the furious movie series.

    Paul walker should die for that movie. "I live my life a quarter mile at a time" The 1/4 miles which are supposed to be "10 seconds" the scenese last 5 minutes. Stupid movie
     
  13. Normally I don't pay much attention anymore to the last Need for Speed series installment. But seeing that the early installments of Need for Speed still has a place in my heart I needed to share this information with you guys.


    Remember Blimey Games that passed away a couple of weeks ago and became Slightly mad studios?
    http://forum.racedepartment.com/pc-...y-slightly-mad-studios-formed.html#post211354


    Well guess what their first game is.....
    A simulation version (yes thank you for hearing my cry EA for it back to its roots) for Need for Speed.
    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ea-reboots-need-for-speed-with-three-new-titles-in-2009

    now I just hope they can do justice by doing a good simulation
    I know it is most likely going that way seeing the developer who will work on

    Share your thoughts here (about the past ND4SPD and the ND4SPD: Shift) and some screenshots :wink:
     
  14. Amazing!!! This autumn! Wow! Can't wait to see it, I hope they'll make a demo!:)
     
  15. Only 1 screenie available (looks very promising) They say it is an unedited in-game screenshot (don't ask me which version: PC, PS3, XBOX360,....) Click image for full size.
    Shift_BrandRelease_Jan23.jpg
     
  16. Just as I see this picture I'm beginning to fear of the requiements:D
     
  17. Ramon van Rijn

    Ramon van Rijn
    Premium Member

    wHAT? NFS will be cool after all.... good news.
     
  18. Ross Balfour

    Ross Balfour
    #99 | Roaring Pipes Maniacs

    Sweeeettt!
     
  19. @ Péter: I had exactly the same worry. I'm afraid this will be a no go for my 7600Nvidea... (or with all to minimum).
    But still I'm very curious on what EA is cookin' for us (us = simracers).
    At least there will be a Zonda and some Corvette's in the game.
     
  20. Yeah the Zonda F interior is cool:)