The latest Need For Speed title was shown off with gusto at the Electronic Arts E3 2013 Conference, which was introduced by popular Breaking Bad actor Aaron Paul – he’ll be the main character in the upcoming movie of the same name. Need For Speed Rivals is set for a 2013 release on current generation consoles, though its release date on next-generation consoles is still to be determined.
Electronic Arts has launched the official E3 trailer for the street racing simulator to give fans another taste of the game post-conference.
The game is powered by EA’s new Frostbite 3 engine, which also powers Battlefield 4 and the upcoming Star Wars: Battlefront. The engine seems quite capable of handling the high FPS demand of the game and has already produced a previous, though equally stunning, trailer.
Gamers who choose to play as the police earn points for every bust they successfully make, allowing them to unlock better cars and purchase items which will help them on the road later. Conversely, racers earn points by evading police and performing risky maneuvers, which is how they rank up their vehicles. Players can keep doubling down as they chain successful evasions, but risk losing everything they’ve put into the pot if they’re caught before they cash out. It’s an interesting spin on a classic idea that’ll bring intense and heart-wrenching moments to the online scene.
As was shown during the conference, pursuits can quickly be activated to start a dynamic multiplayer match where it was a seemingly singleplayer game moments before. It was also revealed that gamers can use tablets to interact with the experience, controlling a helicopter which can aid the police in pursuit of racing players. The tablet will also display a real-time map of the roads where the action is happening, showing where each player is in relation to the other.
Need For Speed Rivals is set to release on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 on November 19th this year, and will launch later for Xbox One and PS4.
What do you think about the trailer, Ranters? Are you excited for the game or would you have preferred a Burnout title?
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