This summer, EA is expanding the Need for Speed experience to tens of thousands of players with Need for Speed World, a PC-exclusive, free-to-play, microtransaction-funded MMO. When I saw it at a recent press event in New York City, producer Marc De Vellis hailed its game world as "the biggest Need for Speed arena ever." If that doesn't get you excited, then watch this trailer and see if it piques your interest.
All those dots you see on the map there? Yep, each one is a different player, and they'll all be driving around the game world at once -- when they're not taking part in a race event, that is. For all the details on Need for Speed World, check out my preview, which is going up in four hours. If you're already itching to try out the game, you can sign up for the current closed beta at the game's official Web site.