June 5, 2007
New Need for Speed game confirmed for PS3
A new Need for Speed game has been officially confirmed for the PS3, although its existence was previously hinted at. Going by the name of Need for Speed ProStreet, specifics of how exactly it’s going to play are still thin on the ground. We can expect to see car damage playing a part in the game, with EA stating that “Every dent, every scratch and every crumpled body panel is a battle scar, proof of your commitment and competitive mettle.” You can take a look at the official website at www.needforspeed.com. The game is being developed by EA Black Box in Vancouver and is slated to ship this Autumn.
As you’d expect from an EA game, a multiformat release is on the cards, with the game appearing on PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, DS, PSP, Wii and Mobile. I hope that EA take the opportunity to re-invigorate the series a little. Carbon was good fun, but not incredibly original and a bit too short. Pretty graphics though.