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Need for Speed is back in the hands of the Burnout team

Need for Speed has floundered for the better part of a decade, and Electronic Arts evidently expects more horsepower from its most recognizable racing series. After an underwhelming stretch, Need for Speed has been taken from Ghos...

 
 
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Need for Speed Heat launch trailer reminds us it's out soon

On the one hand, I'm glad EA and Ghost Games waited to open up about Need for Speed Heat. I like to think that we don't need a year-long marketing rollout for a game like this. We're 20+ installments into the series; a few months is plenty....

 
 
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Review: Need for Speed Payback

In my review in progress of Need for Speed Payback I said: “I wouldn't dare attempt drinking and driving in the real world for obvious reasons. But, in the seemingly lawless land of Need for Speed Payback, I think it's the only way to...

 
 
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Review in Progress: Need for Speed Payback

Growing up, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 and Need for Speed: Underground 2 were easily some of my favorite arcade racing games, and Underground 2 specifically has become a fan favorite of the series for many. Since then, I've gone back to ...

 
 
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Need for Speed Payback's story is about what you'd expect

We've seen the sprawling open world of Need for Speed Payback. Now it's time to get a feel for its story, which sees a crew of racers -- each with their own specialty -- taking on The House, a major player in Fortune Valley's criminal under...

 
 
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Need for Speed Payback has the series' biggest open world yet

The last time I touched on Need for Speed Payback, I said I wasn't sure what to make of the game. It hasn't left a strong impression -- for better or worse. And while we do have more to go on with this overview trailer highlighting the sett...

 
 
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Review: White Day: A Labyrinth Named School

A game so scary players emailed the developers imploring they make it less frightening so they can beat it, or even horrifying enough to drive them to suicide? Such stories developed around this game similar to the mythical Polybius ar...

 
 
 
 
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EA unveils gameplay for Need for Speed Payback

Electronic Arts showed off a new trailer for Need For Speed: Payback at their E3 conference today, introducing the characters you'll be playing as and demonstrating one of the game's missions. The title appears to be heavily influenced...

 
 
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This year's Need for Speed won't be always online

Electronic Arts isn't waiting until E3 to begin dishing out a few Need for Speed details. This year's installment, once again developed by Ghost Games, is focusing on customization ("it will play as strong a role as ever") and an open-ended...

 
 
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The next Need for Speed is holding off until 2017

Ghost Games is continuing its work on the Need for Speed franchise with a new game in 2017. While last year's Need for Speed reboot left some longtime fans disappointed, to say nothing of common criticisms regarding the title's always-onlin...

 
 
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EA backs down in 'Ghost' trademark squabble with Ubisoft

In January, Ubisoft filed a complaint with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, threatening Electronic Arts with legal action over a trademark application for the word "Ghost." EA presumably wanted exclusive rights to the word, at...

 
 
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Need for Speed is coming to PC with manual transmission

When Need for Speed heads to PC on March 15, 2016, it'll support manual transmission, and the oft-requested feature will also show up in a future update for the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Electronic Arts announced this morning. A s...

 
 
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Ubisoft and EA clash over 'Ghost' trademark

Publishers Ubisoft and Electronic Arts are primed to go to war over the word "ghost." The former filed a Notice of Opposition with the United States Patent and Trademark Office this Friday, disputing a pair of trademark applications EA file...

 
 
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What's new in the latest Need for Speed patch

Ghost Games has detailed what's new in the upcoming Need for Speed patch, "Icons." Community lead Ben Walke stated in a blog post the developer was aware of issues with AI catch-up (AI cars that magically keep up with you when racing) ...

 
 
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Need for Speed PC launch delayed into 2016

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 necessary development t...

 
 
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Sign up for EA's Need for Speed beta

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 the racer for a s...

 
 
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Why the Need for Speed reboot is always online

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 producer Marcus Nilss...

 
 
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Need for Speed trailer shows us some surprisingly good FMVs

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, but the FMVs se...

 
 
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Did Xbox accidentally leak Need For Speed release date?

The Xbox Games Store may have accidentally leaked the release date for EA's latest Need for Speed instalment. According to Reddit, the mistake was rectified and the page pulled pretty sharpish, but not before a clever soul used the magic of...

 
 
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There won't be a new Need for Speed this year

During Electronic Arts' fourth quarter fiscal 2014 earnings call, CEO Andrew Wilson said that the publisher won't release a new installment of Need for Speed in 2014. At the very least, Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games' new titl...

 
 
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Review: Need for Speed: Rivals

Like any good racer, the Need for Speed franchise never stops moving. They've come a long way since the early '90s, though the last few years' releases have been more about refinement of the formula than anything else, moving more towards a...

 
 




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