VIDEO | X360, PS3 Thursday, June 4, 2009 | 12:02 AM

E3: Need for Speed Shift gameplay

E3: Need for Speed Shift gameplay

Snoopers just uploaded this gameplay video of Need for Speed: Shift, showing a game looking as good as expected. The end of 2009 is going to be great for racers!

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Commented on 2009-06-04 00:20:58
Wow, nice. The sense of speed is incredible. How does it play?
Commented on 2009-06-04 00:28:39
incrediiblleee
Commented on 2009-06-04 00:29:18
I agree, looks really impressive.

I've never been much into driving games but I'll probably give at least one a go in the next 12 months. Kinda miss my 360 because Forza's looking awesome but then so is GT5. Not to mention this and Dirt2, exciting times ahead!
Commented on 2009-06-04 01:19:44
rACING GAMES ARE LOOKING PHENOMENAL THIS GEN
Commented on 2009-06-04 01:24:50
This wil get the NFS serie back on track.
Commented on 2009-06-04 02:06:34
last year was rubbish for racing. so much so i actually bought PGR3 as i missed out on it first time around! but this and Forza look great. still have not seen any outside views tho.
Commented on 2009-06-04 02:12:48
I dont see how this game can break through with Forza 3 being released this fall too....
Yeah the NFS series is more on the arcade side, but this is probably the least arcade game so far. And i still dont trust NFS, every single game has sucked in one way or another this generation.
Commented on 2009-06-04 02:29:59 In reply to Baleur
Wow, I am extremely impressed with the way the gameplay and handling look. Nice subtleties and dynamics!

Racing is probably my favourite genre and I can't wait for the fantastic racing games that are coming out this year.
Commented on 2009-06-04 02:56:00
that looks goooood
Commented on 2009-06-04 03:06:47
the should of dropped the "need for speed" and just gone with "shift". The need for speed franchise is in such a state right now that its more likely to put people off this game than get them interested in it.

As a new direction though, this looks nice. And finally a NFS game with a solid frame rate
Commented on 2009-06-04 03:09:38 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
the should of dropped the "need for speed" and just gone with "shift". The need for speed franchise is in such a state right now that its more likely to put people off this game than get them interested in it.

As a new direction though, this looks nice. And finally a NFS game with a solid frame rate
So true, this game is as much a Need for Speed game as is Dirt 2.
Commented on 2009-06-04 03:44:27
Looks great, reminds me of GRID except better looking in every way, and with more realistic handling to boot.
Commented on 2009-06-04 03:59:53 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
the should of dropped the "need for speed" and just gone with "shift". The need for speed franchise is in such a state right now that its more likely to put people off this game than get them interested in it.

As a new direction though, this looks nice. And finally a NFS game with a solid frame rate
You say that, but it actually sells really well.

Not hardcore gamers (who have probably avoided the series for a while), but most casual game players still buy the series and amazingly look forward to it's sequels.

Personally, I'll be getting a demo of this before I think about buying it. I've almost gone off sim/realistic-looking track racers.
Commented on 2009-06-04 06:28:10
Yep yep true that. Same thing with all these movie-games like Eragon and pretty much every Pixar-movie-to-game. May not be highly regarded games in general, but they sure sell when parents buy a fun looking game for their kids, or when new gamers try to get into gaming =)

I guess they serve their purpose in a way. We all gotta start somewhere, i started with Mario Kart and Rock n Roll Racing :P
Commented on 2009-06-04 07:14:33
FORZA 4 full assist ?.....I SAW THE FUTURE.
Commented on 2009-06-04 08:42:34 In reply to jklmr3
Posted by jklmr3
FORZA 4 full assist ?.....I SAW THE FUTURE.
What are you talking about?

Well it certainly looks good I'll give it that. To me the handling looks PGR-ish which isn't bad, and they did a good job with the modeling inside and out of the cars and the sounds as well(I just love to hear that whine coming from the gearbox).

And I know I'm nit-picking but a message to the driver. Learn racing lines.
Commented on 2009-06-04 10:11:06
Move over PGR :(
Commented on 2009-06-04 10:43:14
so which one is this then, Blur , Forza 3, or Need for speed?
Commented on 2009-06-04 11:02:54
Forza 3 every time. Blur is exactly that.
Commented on 2009-06-04 14:42:15
Really nice.
Commented on 2009-06-04 19:16:41
Looks a lot like a PGR game, which is high praise in my book. Lets hope it plays like a PGR game and I will be VERY happy. This and Dirt 2 will be my arcade fix while Forza 3 and GT5 will keep my sim lust happy as well. Love what I'm seeing this year!
Commented on 2009-06-04 21:54:21
So basicly: NFS => PGR and PGR => BLUR

PGR it is!

Seriously though, the game actually looks really good...but still...I..must...resist...temptation of getting excited for a NFS title...potential...major letdown...inbound!

Argh, I'm gonna go out on a limb and claim that this will be a good NFS title again! (Gonna regret it I'm sure!)
Commented on 2009-06-04 22:16:30 In reply to Jato
Posted by Jato
So basicly: NFS => PGR and PGR => BLUR

PGR it is!

Seriously though, the game actually looks really good...but still...I..must...resist...temptation of getting excited for a NFS title...potential...major letdown...inbound!

Argh, I'm gonna go out on a limb and claim that this will be a good NFS title again! (Gonna regret it I'm sure!)
LOL, I know the feeling. Being a Need for Speed fan is like being a Cubs fan, I always hope for such great things and always get let down. I'll go ahead and say it, this could be the year LOL.....
Commented on 2009-06-04 22:27:57
Looks like PGR in fastforward to me..

I think I'll settle for Forza 3 and Dirt 2 this year when it comes to racinggames..

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