Need for Speed Rivals Crashes Next-Gen Consoles in November

Need for Speed Rivals Crashes Next-Gen Consoles in November

Need for Speed Rivals - Taillights

EA's latest Need for Speed title shares a release date with the Xbox One.

Today, Electronic Arts announced that Need for Speed Rivals will be heading to the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on one of the most predictable dates on this year's calendar: November 22nd. For those of you who might not see the connection, this is the same day that Microsoft's Xbox One will be hitting the market (along with a slew of other release titles).

Unfortunately, European PlayStation 4 owners will have to wait a week to get their hands on the latest Need for Speed title. The PS4 doesn't actually arrive in Europe until November 29th, and Rivals will share that release date as well.

However, if you don't mind playing Need for Speed on an Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC, you should be able to snag a copy of Rivals on November 19th in North America.

Need for Speed Rivals was one of the most interesting racing titles at E3 this year. In fact, the game walked away with a Game Critics Award for "Best Racing Game." And considering this year's competition in the racing category, we should probably be very impressed. DriveClub, Gran Turismo 6, Forza 5, and The Crew will all be a part of the next-gen lineup. But those games don't have a companion film starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Multiplicity's Michael Keaton. So, Need for Speed Rivals may have an unfair advantage.

Source: Press Release

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I'm more disturbed that you used Multiplicity to reference Michael Keaton, as opposed to say... ... ... Batman. Multiplicity was a great movie as well mind you.

Will definitely get it on PS4, not sure about day 1 what with AC4, Watch Dog and KZ already arriving with the system.

...It's a racing game, graphics shouldn't matter anymore because landscapes don't matter and you cant really make the cars look any better.

I hope that's a typo in the title, because console gamers don't enjoy red rings or yellow lights of death.

Man, if they crash the system, these games must SUCK!

Need for speed gets a lot of hate these days but I loved HP and MW2012 so I'm looking forward to this too!

Soxafloppin:
Need for speed gets a lot of hate these days but I loved HP and MW2012 so I'm looking forward to this too!

It probably gets hate because its less NFS and more Burnout. Give me another Porsche Unleashed or a proper Hot Pursuit without Bullshit Oxide, damn it!

Josh Engen:
But those games don't have a companion film starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul and Multiplicity's Michael Keaton. So, Need for Speed Rivals may have an unfair advantage.

Maybe it's just me, but I've never found cut-scenes to have any importance in a racing game. And big-name voice actors do nothing but jack up the development costs. Also, fuck EA.

 

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