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Need for Speed skips a year, next game coming in 2015

By Andrew Yoon, May 07, 2014 7:45am PDT

The Need for Speed series has been annualized for a long time now. However, the franchise needs to get a tune up and will be skipping 2014 altogether.

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"Good. I tire of crap releases between every good need for speed game."

- CaptainSurly see all 2 comments

Need for Speed Rivals adds Koenigsegg One:1, 'the fastest car ever built,' for free

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 04, 2014 12:00pm PST

The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is debuting at the Geneva Auto Show today, and may be "the fastest car ever built." And it's free in Need for Speed Rivals.

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"This is nice and all, but I'd really appreciate if they'd patch the PC version not slow down to ..."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 2 comments

Report: Unannounced Need for Speed game canceled as Ghost Games suffers layoffs

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 03, 2014 11:00pm PST

With an upcoming movie and excellent reviews for Rivals, the Need for Speed franchise seems to be doing quite well. However, Electronic Arts has...

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"Sounds like it was just the Surrey office which never released a game. Maybe it just wasn't ..."

- baron calamity see all 4 comments

Need for Speed Rivals update adds 2015 Mustang

By Steve Watts, Dec 17, 2013 8:30am PST

A free update for Need for Speed Rivals adds a 2015 Ford Mustang racer.

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"I'd rather they patch the PC version to use more than one core."

- EnhancedInterrogator see all 4 comments

Need for Speed Rivals review: the thrill of the chase

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 15, 2013 10:15am PST

The end result is a game with crystal-clear vision and execution. Rivals ends up being a rather unique racing experience--one that isn't meant for everyone, but will be beloved by those that "get" it.

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"I'm not saying I will never own a PS4, just won't happen for a while. "

- mancide see all 41 comments

Need for Speed joins EA Sports label

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 05, 2013 5:30pm PST

The Need for Speed franchise is switching labels, away from EA's general gaming label to EA Sports. It's in the game now! In many ways, the...

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"Yeah, they really did a good job burning through Black Box. Putting QTEs in a racing game in ..."

- the archvile see all 8 comments

Need for Speed Rivals joins PS4 launch lineup

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 04, 2013 12:15pm PST

Sony may have lost DriveClub for its PS4 launch, but EA is coming to the rescue. Need for Speed Rivals will be the only racing game available on day one.

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Need for Speed Wii U and Vita sales don't warrant Rivals ports

By Alice O'Connor, Oct 22, 2013 8:00am PDT

Oh, how briefly EA respected the Wii U and Vita as consoles deserving of typical AAA fare. Both received ports of 2012's Need for Speed: Most Wanted but are missing out on this year's entry in the racing series, Rivals. The answer to why was pretty clear, but Rivals develope...

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"It was always due to sales, or possibly bad blood between the two companies. Anything that can ..."

- Grape Flavor see all 6 comments

Need for Speed Rivals preview: cops and robbers

By Andrew Yoon, Oct 18, 2013 6:00am PDT

Imagine, if you will, Journey reimagined with cars. Instead of a silent scarfed wanderer joining you on your quest, it's a sports car rushing at...

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"One last thought, for a while: Who actually ever wants to be a cop in these games?"

- riverfr0zen see all 8 comments

Need for Speed franchise now headed by Ghost Games

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 29, 2013 3:45pm PDT

After working with Criterion on Need for Speed: Rivals, Ghost Games will take full control of the racing franchise going forward.

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"It wasn't until 3 the game began encouraging takedowns. Both 1 and 2 were about driving ..."

- evildanish see all 41 comments

Undercover cops infiltrate Need for Speed: Rivals

By Ozzie Mejia, Aug 21, 2013 4:15pm PDT

"That sure is a nice ride that new racer is sporting. Nice sirens, too! Hey...wait a minute...!" Need for Speed: Rivals is adding undercover cops to the ranks of the law.

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Criterion staff assisting Ghost Games with Need For Speed: Rivals

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 19, 2013 7:10am PDT

Criterion is lending Ghost Games a helping hand with Need For Speed: Rivals, sending over 60-65 staff members to assist with development.

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"Just wondering if it's okay for Criterion to make another Burnout now. The last one was kinda ..."

- Peanut Fox see all 9 comments

E3 racing roundup: Forza 5, GT6, DriveClub, The Crew, and NFS Rivals

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 17, 2013 2:30pm PDT

A golden year for racing games in on the horizon, so Shacknews conducts a comparison of all the racers out on the E3 floor.

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"All look fantastic and I'm disappointed that I am going to miss out on Forza 5, looking forward ..."

- eloader2 see all 12 comments

Need for Speed Rivals announced, coming November 19

By John Keefer, May 23, 2013 7:30am PDT

Electronic Arts has announced Need for Speed Rivals, coming from Criterion Games and EA's newest studio Ghost Games. The popular racing franchise is set to come to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on November 19, as well as PlayStation 4 and Xbox One later this year.

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"I THINK the difference is an updated engine and NO free roam, which makes this a real racer in ..."

- rtricoche see all 3 comments