EA and Ghost Games have been feeling the need for speed for a couple of months. Well, they have on consoles, anyway. The PC crowd has been waiting patiently for its chance to hit the open roads. Now the wait is almost over, as EA has announced a release date this morning for the PC version of Need for Speed.
The PC version of the franchise reboot has been slotted for a March 15 release. That'll be a little over four months since the game released on consoles, so PC players may be wondering why the jump to their platform took so long. This version of NFS includes a few community-requested features, such as manual transmission and steering wheel support for peripherals from Logitech, Thrustmaster, and Fanatic. More important than that, players can find PC-centric features that cannot be found on consoles, like unlocked framerate and 4K resolution support.
EA is including many of the NFS updates, including Icons and Legends, in this version of the game. The Showcase update will be coming shortly after launch. Those looking to check out the PC version of Need for Speed a little early will be able to do so on March 10, as long as they're part of Origin Access. As for those that own the console version of NFS, they won't be left out in the cold. They'll be getting their own manual transmission update in the near future.