The latest Need for Speed is now also playable via EA Access or Origin Access. Together with Unravel the latest NFS was added to the The Vault today, which means subscribers of EA/Origin Access have the possibility to play the full game on Xbox One or PC.
You can find more information about EA Access and Origin Access here:
Ghost Games, the current developers of Need for Speed are planning the next Need for Speed game, which will be released in 2017.
The current NFS hit the stores in November 2015 for PS4 and Xbox One and this spring the PC version followed. Since then there were several free updates with features like Manual Transmission, Wrap Sharing, Snapshot Pro, SpeedLists, Customization items, bigger garage, Hot Rods and Drag Racing. Many of them implemented after the wishes from the community.
Now the SpeedList update will be the last free content-update, so that the developers can concentrate on the development of the new Need for Speed, which shall be built upon the foundations that have been laid with the latest NFS.
A new update for Need for Speed on PS4, Xbox One and PC will be released on Wednesday and introduces a new feature: the SpeedLists!
SpeedLists are a series of five pre-selected events that you compete in against other human opponents. Getting into the action is quick and easy, simply select the new SpeedList tile from the main menu, chose from Quick Play, Speed, Style or Mixed, and away you go.
At the end of each event you'll gain points for the place you finish. Then, once all events have been completed and the points tallied up, the final standings are displayed and the best racers shown off in a short cinematic sequence.
Additional updates in this patch are the Prestige-Mode, to challenge you reaching new scores and two new activities Drift Corners and Speed Runs.
You can find details about the upcoming patch here:
Finally, the new Need for Speed made it to the PC! Playstation 4 and Xbox One gamers could already cruise through the cities in November 2015, but now Need for Speed for PC hits the stores in North America.
In Europe we'll have to wait until March 17th, but then the roads are open!
Need for Speed for PC will be officially release on March 17th 2016, but subscribers of EA gaming platform Origin can already drive through the streets right now.
With the Origin subscription you can try several games - Need for Speed is among them - and play them as a trial version for 10 hours, even before it gets released. Should you decide to buy the game, you'll get 10% off.
The next update for Need for Speed am 3. März introduces two new Hot Rods!
One of them is a 1932 Hot Rod, which comes with four unique Bodykits: Soft Top, Coupe, Sedan und Pickup.
Additionally each version of the Hot Rod also comes complete with a full set of customization, including Hood, Lights, Grille, Exhausts, Bumpers and more.
The second Hot Rod is the Aaron Beck 'BeckKustoms F132', which is based on a Ford 1932. With a Formula One style chassis and a high performance NASCAR engine, this is what you get.
Apart from the two new Hot Rods the update features new Drag Racing Events, as well as a warehouse, which allows you to store five additional cars in your garage.
Also the wrap editor gets an update by introducing a coordinates system, allowing you to position decals with a lot more accuracy. Writing on your car also gets easier with Text Decals 2.0 and selectable fonts.
Additionally the patch brings the following updates:
Improved Snapshot overview screen in the Need for Speed Network menu so you can find out more about your snapshots
Improvements Snapshot Pro mode
Improvements to the wrap editor
3 new Trophies and Achievements
More campaigns for Rep / Cash and Discounts
A variety of tweaks and improvements including game play, World and audio
Multiple stability fixes
The update will be released on March 3rd on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Need for Speed System Requirements & Wheel Support
After PS4 and Xbox One Need for Speed is finally coming to the PC and offers 4K visuals, Manual Transmission, Wheel Support and an unlocked framerate. Now the system requirements were announced, as well as the list of supported steering wheels:
Minimum Requirements for 720p30 at low settings:
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
Processor: Intel Core i3-4130 or equivalent with 4 hardware threads
Memory: 6GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti 2GB, AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB, or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 2GB of memory
Hard Drive: 30 GB free space
Recommended Requirements for 1080p60 at high settings:
OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later
Processor: Intel Core i5-4690 or equivalent with 4 hardware threads
Memory: 8GB RAM
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 4GB, AMD Radeon R9 290 4GB, or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with 4GB of memory
Need for Speed for PC will be released on Match 15th 2016 in North America, rest of the world on March 15th! Origin-Access members can get their hands on the game on March 10th.
The PC version will feature unlocked framerate, 4K resolution and High Fidelity Sound. Additionally you'll have wheel and peripheral support (Thrustmaster, Logitech, Fanatec) as well as manual transmission.
The PC version will contain all updates from the consoles, only the recent showcase update will come shortly after the PC launch.
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