EA has announced the latest iteration of Need for Speed called Need for Speed: Rivals.
The game will be released later this year on the PS4 and Xbox One along with the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. There’s no Wii U version mentioned.
It’s a next-gen game that is powered by Frostbite 3 engine which was announced by DICE during the Battlefield 4 reveal. It allows players “the freedom to seamlessly go from single player to co-op to multiplayer.”
Here’s the official description of the game:
Need for Speed Rivals transports players to the fictitious Redview County, an open-world environment where players can take on the role as either street racer or police officer. Like Most Wanted before it, racers aim to become the most infamous person behind the wheel, while cops attempt to work together to drive the area’s high-risk inhabitants off the road. Players can personalize the experience with custom license plates, paint, liveries decals and rims, and performance upgrades.
“For the first time, players will have the freedom to seamlessly go from single player to co-op to multiplayer. In Need for Speed Rivals we are creating one game experience with one progression, where the freedom to play with friends is more fluid and accessible than ever before,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer, Ghosts Games.
Next-Gen Racing – Redview County is brought to life with stunning, next-generation detail
Need for Speed Network Powered by Autolog – Gamers can compare stats and challenge their friends anytime, anywhere and then easily share their accomplishments with both friends and rivals.
Personalization – Drivers customize their ride with fresh paintjobs, custom license plates, liveries decals and rims, as well as performance upgrades.
Pursuit and Evasion Tech – White-knuckle racing explodes with 11 upgradeable gadgets including turbo boosts, jammers and EMPs for racers, and shockwaves, roadblocks and helicopters for cops.
They have also released a teaser trailer for the game which you can check out below.