You'll need EA Access!
If you're a member of EA Access, you can now sample ten hours of Need for Speed, completely unrestricted, for free.
You'll be able to try out every mode and feature in advance of release next week, and the clock only counts down while you're in-game -- so you won't be locked out ten hours after you download it.
Beta testing kicks off early next year
Today at its Paris Games Week press conference, Sony Computer Entertainment revealed the next entry in its long-running simulation racing series, Gran Turismo Sport.
It will be compatible with PlayStation VR and aims to be "the most realistic driving simulator of all Gran Turismo games to date." No word on a release window, but a beta is planned for early 2016.
CycleClub is a better name, btw
[Update: Driveclub Bikes was revealed officially today at Paris Games Week. As well as getting a reveal trailer which you can see below, we learned that Driveclub Bikes will be available later today on PSN. The game is availa...
Check that off the list
There was talk of Burnout Paradise coming to Xbox One, but it wasn't a sure thing. Now it is.
On Twitter, Criterion confirmed that the open-world racing game will eventually be playable on the console via backward compatibili...
Might as well
Hey, PlayStation Plus members! This is the last day to download the extended trial version of Driveclub before Sony pulls the offer. Add it to your account now before you forget.
Driveclub PS Plus Edition comes with 13 tracks...
'Speed. Traffic. And crashing.'
Our beloved Burnout was in the news earlier this week and here it is again. Criterion stated that it's not working on an HD collection for the series because it's too busy with "newer, even better things." Now, Three Fields E...
Nearly two years after release, Gran Turismo 6 has added its course maker to the game.
GTPlanet has details on the course maker, which released as a separate iOS/Android app. After designing on the app -- you can have much mo...
People have been asking
Every year or so there's rumors of a Burnout HD Collection, and Criterion Games is mostly silent on the issue. But this week it decided to speak up and address the situation directly, noting on Twitter that the rumor isn't tr...
Fast Racing Neo
We've covered FAST Racing Neo before -- it's a really cool looking racing game that is seeking exclusivity on the Wii U. Now it's about to get a whole lot cooler, as F-Zero GX voice actor Jack Merluzzi has signed on...
Guacamelee and Runbow
Whether you've heard of it or not, Super Indie Karts is celebrating its first anniversary this week on Ouya and PC. As a result, the game just got a free update that added in a ton of new content, including tracks and ra...
All cars unlocked at start as well
Although the PC version of the new Need for Speed was recently delayed (good, don't rush it out like other publishers have been doing en masse lately), we now have some concrete info on the game. For starters there are "no pl...
Slow and steady wins the race
Need for Speed's PC launch has been delayed until next spring, Ghost Games announced today, saying PC gamers' desire for an unlocked frame rate was the driving force behind the move.
"This decision on PC gives us the necessar...
The new Need for Speed reboot is one of those always-online abominations, so you can bet your sweet ass there is going to be a beta. Gotta stress test those severs/promote that product.
If you'd like to take th...
Turn 10 turns a new leaf
Although I used to play racing games for hundreds of hours, it really takes something special to get me hooked again. Recently, after the somewhat rushed release of Forza 5, I naturally gravitated toward other racers, including the Horizon series.
But even still, I wasn't crazy about them. That is, until I played Forza Motorsport 6.
Pole Position <3
This Forza Motorsport 6 commercial is worth a watch, if you can remember the olden days of racing games. The retro imagery brings me back to a simpler time, where you could hop into an eight-person cabinet, double-tap, ...
On your marks, get set, go, go, go!
Game designers rarely go off-road when creating racing games and eschew lesser-traveled paths in favor of more established, familiar routes. Not Gordon Midwood, though; the one lone developer at indie studio Different Cloth i...
It works for F1 drivers
F1 driver Max Verstappen has been honing his driving skills by way of racing sims.
By using simulators like Assetto Corsa, iRacing and rFactor 2, Verstappen's been able to familiarise himself with the F1 c...
The experience is built around Autolog
The new Need for Speed reboot is an always-online experience, which might be a bit of a damper if you live in an area with a less than stellar Internet connection. But them's the breaks, I guess.
According to executive produc...
Just be aware of the lack of PS4 racers
I've only had one racing wheel in my life outside of the one Logitech just sent me for testing. It was really cumbersome unit for the original PlayStation, and as a kid, it was tough to find room for it long term. By the time I left for college, it was lost to the void.
During the past week or so I've been re-introduced to wheel life, and my god, the tech has come a long way.
We're well above Night Trap quality now
EA has released a new trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed, showing off some of the FMVs that will be featured in the game and some of the main characters who we’ll meet in it.
I’m not a big driving game fan, ...
They recreated every damn puddle y'all
Look, Forza Motorsport 6's dynamic rain features might be all well and good, but to your average dude that just wants to race cars real fast, these guys are way too stoked about some puddles.
No, that doesn't include PS+ copies
We've bought over 2 million copies of Driveclub.
Game director Paul Rustchynsky tweeted about the milestone on Twitter and shared an image of a snazzy award thing.
It's thought the game reached the milestone ...
Watch the trailer
I miss Super Monkey Ball so much. Granted, I still have my copy, and I'm into Monkey Target now more than ever, but a proper new console game would also be nice, y'know? If it ended up being junk, I could always just return t...
No matter the length of race chosen, F1 2015 mandates at least one pit stop per outing. When pulling into the pits, control of the car is seized from the player and the steering wheel displays the words "pit limiter." Th...
That's it, I'm downloading the game
Rocket League is inescapable. Everywhere I look, people are praising the game, a fusion of soccer and cars, for being accessible, rewarding, and endlessly entertaining. I have resisted. I'm not much of a gearhead, and the cl...
Did not finish
While Slightly Mad Studios' Project CARS has been zooming past one million sales on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, it won't get off the starting line on Wii U. That had been the murmured whisper around town, but the studio has n...
There's new DLC packs, too
Two further DLC packs are headed to DriveClub next week.
The first pack - The Horsepower Expansion Pack - will drop on Tuesday, July 28 and includes 11 new events, five new cars and five new trophies. It includes the Fer...
Out now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One
I didn't stick with Trials Fusion for very long despite generally liking the game. While the user-made tracks are reason enough to check back in, there's also this ridiculous Awesome Level Max DLC ($9.99) with a gun-wielding ...
I will only call it 'soccar' once
A good chunk of today's onslaught of complex games has convoluted controls, alienating lore, and feature creep that can sometimes be overwhelming. Every so often, a developer comes along and makes something that just seems nice and digestible -- no need to research the best character build or wiki-scan to catch up on the plot.
And sometimes that tasty little morsel is a driving/soccer sandwich.
As it should
Long-time series players are used to it by now, but good lord is TrackMania Turbo ridiculous.
In this PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC game, races commence with your car dropping from a helicopter and there's a strange cooper...