This is an NFS site as the name of it quite tells us. But I think we can all agree that we`re here because of our love for cars and the games around it. Let that be NFS, DriveClub or Gran Turismo. We just generally love car games. And so did we also love The Crew when it was first announced. With its MASSIVE open world free roam map and range of cars and the crazy customisation that we were able to do. Drive them offroad or use them on the circuit. You are able to do whatever you fancy in the game. And over the 2 years it has been running it has seen a major overhaul, great expansions, and overall a developer team, Ivory Tower that listened to the community.
Not long ago they announced in their monthly update that they will not be doing an update to the game for a couple of months as they are working on something else. Now one would presume another expansion ("cough Mexico cough") or something around those lines. But a few hours ago they dropped a HUGE announcement on their forums. Its only a picture with a title of "The best is yet to come!". But it sure says a lot. Crew 2 is coming guys! Not so sure what to expect in the game apart from what was already in The Crew. A huge massive open world with all the car calsses which are in the game already. There is literally no news yet. We have to wait but sure sounds exciting.
What an amazing year this 2017 is turning out to be for us car guys. Last year was a bit dry but I think the hype about NFS 2017, the new Gran Turismo, DiRT4 and other titles and now The Crew 2 is added to the list a bit unexpected sure makes this year look exciting. I myself cant wait. Please share your thoughts in the comments.
You can check the offical forum post and thread HERE Ivory Tower.
So on the 9th of May, an article was dropped on needforspeed.com which gave us the first small few details regarding the upcoming title this year. They have released a teaser photo which is set in either a sunset or sunrise. Either way I think we can jump to the conclusion they will include a day and night cycle. Which in my opinion is really good as NFS 15 got quite stale as it was only night time. Yes they were aiming for more of an UG-ish vibe which, don’t get me wrong was good but as I said earlier, it got stale. Also since in the teaser picture there is no rain (YES). Sure looks good, but again; just got annoying after a while.
We also see a nicely customised Nissan 350Z with a nice bodykit and big spoiler. Yes. Our requests were answered by Ghost and they added it in this new title. Because we all know how much this car was asked for to be added into the last NFS game which for some weird reason didn’t but now it’s here. This Nissan 350Z hopefully means we will get a bigger carlist with the same amount if not more customisation than in the previous game as even though they said customisation will make up for the smaller carlist. On some cars, it just didn’t. And they do commit to customisation as they said: “Rest assured that we’re committed to customization having a home within the Need for Speed series.” This is great news if you ask me.
Now let’s see pursuits. In NFS`15 there wasn’t much depth to it. Crown Vics were chasing that got more aggressive but no heat system or anything. But they dropped amazing BIG news about pursuits. RHINOS ARE BACK! Yes. Rhinos are back! All the raging moments to the very last millisecond dodge to avoid them; all that excitement is back from Most Wanted and Carbon. This also should suggest a heat system like in MW and Carbon as it would be quite unfair to get Rhinos almost as soon as you start a pursuit. And it will surely be interesting to see how Ghost implement this.
Another great news. So far only good news which just gets me more and more hyped about NFS 2017. So the other great news is that they confirmed that their new title this year will be OFFLINE. They said: “You will be able to play through a single player experience completely offline” They also mention that you can pause the game hence it will be offline.
In conclusion they have only been listening to us and giving us what we were asking for. Also should mention the 2nd of June which is under the big MOTEL VACANCY sign. This could mean many things. Most likely it is a teaser trailer of some sort or a bigger reveal but it is mentioned that they will drop details going through this summer until EA PLAY which is in June.
OFFICIAL NEWS ARTICLE
IT'S COMING BACK!!! Yup, you read that right! Need For Speed World with its full online experience might be on its way back to computers thanks to a multicultural mix of guys testing their servers out to work with the game. Its called SoapBox Race World (for copyright reasons or denial of aid from EA or something like that).
If you think this is hoax and fake new. Let me assure you. This is a legit NFS World with online capabilities as we've seen before (group chat, lobby chat, multiplayer public races, private races, etc.). There are several things they need to stabilise like more and stronger servers, BUT, nevertheless, there is hope.
SoapBox Race World official FB page
So the first ever car mod for NFS Undercover was released not so long ago by Robin7t4 & nfsu360 which is apparently a Citroen GT Concept.
The mod tools of the game were not released as of yet and we are still waiting for that. Lets just appreciate that we have dedicated talented individuals working for the good of the NFS modding community. Also maybe this not so popular game might receive some modding love by the modding community in terms of car mods as it is now clearly possible to mod the game. We just have to see how it all goes but its really good news.
Below the image is the link for the Citroen GT Concept blog post with the download link and the instructions on how to install the mod.
OFFICIAL BLOG POST
We also had one of our long-time and well respected member, Ti-Sonic make a demo video about the mod which you can check out HERE
The long wait for another full DiRT game will soon be over. Codemasters has announced Dirt 4 will launch this June.
The game will feature traditional rally events, FIA World Rallycross Championship races, and the return of "Landrush", courses on three continents and a new feature called "Your Stage" where you make your own track which then can be shared.
The game comes out this June, and will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
As you can see the site has been updated. I would like to apologize for the extreme delay which was caused from being very busy with work for the past year.
I am still in the process of tweaking things and finding/fixing bugs but uploading files and showroom rides should work without issues now.
- New site, duh.
- Site speed improvements
- New download/showroom system
- New custom forum with a lot less features then vbulletin currently.
- New and improved search
- Site wide shoutbox
- Many many more changes/improvements which I do not remember off the top of my head.
Forza Motorsport starts early anew on the 5Th of May with the release of the open beta
for Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. Made specifically for Windows 10, with DirectX 12 and
ForzaTechâ„¢ engine for FREE (or at least the open beta is). Please tell us what you think
of this in the comments!
Announcement trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8xREfr1YuA
The all Xbox exclusive racing game series Forza was just confirmed to be available on PC
on the Windows 10 OS. This might not make sense since many people only had an Xbox
for Forza and now that is not needed. Either this is a really good new for PC gamers
and I personally cant wait for the new Forza which will come to PC as it will to Xbox.
Dan Greenawalt, Creative Director at Turn10 said :"Moving forward, all of our games are
going to be shipping on Windows 10 and Xbox,"
Please leave your thoughts down in the comments!
Now this may not concern Need for Speed itself but it sure does influence the car gaming
scene a lot and hence the article.
Evolution Studios has created a few big games like WRC and the MotorStorm. And its
recent game was DriveClub. At launch the game wasnt too good. It has server issues for
at least month but they fixed that. They added new content as frequently as possible. They
listened to the community. Yet Sony didnt see all this and decided to shut the studio down.
The decision was made after one of its â€œregular reviewsâ€ of the groups that make up SCE
Worldwide Studios: â€œAs part of this process we have reviewed and assessed all current
projects and plans for the short and medium term and have decided to make some changes
to the European studios structure.â€ Following this 55 talented game makers lost their jobs
although Sony is trying to relocate them to other of its branches. Even though its really sad
to see a good racing game making studio just disintegrate into nothing.
Driveclub will live on but that just only means the servers will be maintained but new content
in the future is highly unlikely. Please post your thoughts on the matter in the comments.
Farewell Evolution Studios.