Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Summary

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EA's "first look at the return" of Need for Speed this Thursday, May 21st

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More Need for Speed is on the way after EA has updated the series Facebook page with a teaser for this Thursday. The main page's banner when brightened showed two cars racing at night, with some pointing to Underground.

Ghost Games is leading the nitrous fuelled charge this time, and has said a return to the Underground offshoot could happen if demand was there amongst fans, and mentioned Frostbite 3 making an appearance if so.

Criterion Games staff reduced to 16 members

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Burnout series developer Criterion Games, which developed last year's Need for Speed: Most Wanted, has been reduced to 16 staff, according to a tweet from creative director Alex Ward.

PC Need for Speed: Rivals "will look easily as good" as next-gen, unclear on features

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While the visual fidelity of Need for Speed: Rivals on PC will be keeping pace with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, confirms executive producer Marcus Nilsson, he didn't say if the feature-sets would match.

The next-gen versions come with 'AllDrive' which acts to seamlessly adapt players into crossing paths in Rivals' open world, but it doesn't feature on Xbox 360 and PS3 - so what about PC?

EA confirms Need for Speed: Rivals, cops and racers in open world

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It's official as EA now confirms the existence of Need for Speed: Rivals after a Frostbite developer tweeted about it a little earlier. The next instalment is being handled by Ghost Games. It's focusing on cops and racers.

We can choose to play as either with challenges and collectibles strewn through the world. In Rivals we rise in the ranks using all our pursuit and evade tricks. AllDrive has friends drop-in and out.

Frostbite technical artist at EA reveals Need for Speed: Rivals

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One of EA's staff on the Frostbite engine team has revealed a little early the existence of Need for Speed: Rivals, which is said to be in the works for current and next-gen consoles over at Ghost Games.

More details on Rivals are expected to spill out soon, with it possibly being a kind of sequel to PSP's Need for Speed: Underground Rivals. Number plates suggest it's out November.

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