Need For Speed Will Require An Online Connection
The recent reveal of the new Need for Speed, excited many fans of the series, as it will serve as a reboot to the franchise and share a lot of what made the classic games such a success and feature several attributes of the Underground titles, which to this day are the most beloved of the series.
The footage shown so far looks absolutely stunning and as Johan Andersson, Technical Director on Frostbite at Electronic Arts mentioned it uses the same version of the Frostbite engine as Star Wars Battlefront. The footage was said to have been representative of gameplay on all formats, but since many of us find that hard to believe, I guess we should have to wait a couple of weeks until June 15, when EA's E3 2015 press conference takes place, where some actual gameplay footage for both Need for Speed and Star Wars Battlefront will be showcased, among EA's many other titles of course.
One thing though was mentioned via Twitter, which seems quite upsetting, and that is that the game will require an always online internet connection.
‘NFS will require an online connection, but the benefits are nice. More variety and a more rewarding experience with friends,’
@DeanRheims NFS will require an online connection, but the benefits are nice. More variety and a more rewarding experience with friends.
— Need for Speed (@NeedforSpeed) May 28, 2015
Being always online will enable a drop in and out feature, which might be part of what the developer Ghost Games and EA have in mind for the reboot and future of the series. Although, in general titles that featured an always online requirement turned out be huge disasters. Of course there is the possibility that this was just a misworded tweet, and this will not be the case at all. Need for Speed is rumored for a November 3 2015 release, according to a recent leak.
We will find out more information on Need for Speed next month at the company's press conference. EA seems pretty confident about E3 2015, stating that they will bring the house down, and given that they will be showing Need for Speed, Star Wars Battlefront, Mass Effect, Mirror's Edge, a new Plants vs Zombies game, and at least one more Star Wars title, I would have to agree that they could definitely achieve that.
Need for Speed will release this fall (possibly November 3rd) for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. We will bring you any new information on Need for Speed, EA and E3 2015 as soon as it becomes available.