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Gamescom: NFS Shift gameplay

Gamescom: NFS Shift gameplay

It's now Need for Speed: Shift's turn to get a pretty nice video from the Gamescom's Showfloor.

Gamescom: Gameplay
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Commented on 2009-08-19 15:16:26
Now that is a very impressive racing atmosphere!
Very dynamic cockpit view with all these bumps, head movement and such, it also feels fast and they got a lot of cars on track.
Not to forget pit babes, starting grid and stuff.
I guess this game will be winner on PC where performance depends upon your machine… I still worry about consoles thou… not having 60FPS is a problem for me tbh.
Commented on 2009-08-19 15:26:05
Of all the racers I'm purchasing this Autumn, this is for me the most interesting. It's an unknown quantity. It looks great.

Last week I purchased a pc capable of playing this, now I have to decide pc vs ps3. Tried Race 07 on pc but playing in front of a 24" monitor vs 40" tv, is so different. Anyway, in either case, it looks promising.
Commented on 2009-08-19 15:31:29
Plug your PC to your TV then. It shouldn’t be a problem even without native DVI interface on the TV. There are DVI to HDMI cables for that.
I’m doing that myself. It is pretty awesome to play every PC game in native 1080p.

That’s why I’m thinking to buy this for PC as well… but I don’t want to preorder it because… well its NSF it could suck even on PC due to bugs and stuff.
Commented on 2009-08-19 15:35:37
Really nice. The PC version will look better but I hope the diffrence between consoles and PC version won't be TOO BIG.
Commented on 2009-08-19 16:04:30
this is looking to be the best arcade racer, cannot wait get this along with gt5 and SuperCar Challenge
Commented on 2009-08-19 16:55:15
Any word yet on how many cars are in the game? The physics looked pretty lame but it's really hard to tell in arcade racers until you actually play the game and get a feel for it. Still not happy how little weight i see in those turns though.

Graphics and presentation are wonderful though. I just hope this game can keep it at or above 30fps the entire time. A bad frame rate and this will all be a big waste of time.
Commented on 2009-08-19 17:08:10
Looks like a great arcade racer. Unsure I'll enjoy it though as I'm more of a sim head. That said, I did enjoy the PGR series. This will probably compliment GT5 and Forza 3 in my collection.
Commented on 2009-08-19 17:16:09
Yes there is one:

2006 Aston Martin DBR9
2009 Audi R8 LMS
2008 Audi R8
2008 Audi RS 4
2007 Audi S3
2007 Audi TT 3.2 quattro
2006 Audi S4
BMW M3 E36
BMW M3 E46
BMW M3 E92
2008 BMW 135i Coupé
2009 BMW M3 GT2
2007 BMW Z4 M Coupé
2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
2006 Dodge Challenger Concept
2008 Dodge Viper SRT10
Vaughn Gittin Jr's 2010 Falken Tire Ford Mustang GT
2010 Ford Shelby GT500
2007 Ford Focus ST
2006 Ford GT
2006 Need For Speed Shelby Terlingua
1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
2006 Honda Civic Si
2000 Honda S2000
2006 Koenigsegg CCX
2008 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
2007 Lamborghini Reventón
2006 Lotus Elise 111R
2007 Lotus Exige S
2005 Maserati MC12 GT1
2008 Mazda MX-5
2006 Mazda RX-8
1995 Mazda RX-7
1994 McLaren F1
2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION
2006 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX MR-edition
2003 Infiniti G35 (V35)
1997 Nissan 200SX (S14)
2009 Nissan 370Z (Z34)
2006 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV (R35)
2008 Nissan GT-R (R35)
2000 Nissan Silvia (S15) spec.R AERO
1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
1972 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
1992 Nissan 240SX (S13)
2006 Pagani Zonda F
2010 Pagani Zonda R
2008 Porsche 911 GT2
2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
2006 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
2004 Porsche Carrera GT
2007 Porsche Cayman S
2008 Renault Mégane RS
2007 SEAT Leon CUPRA
2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
2007 Lexus LF-A Concept
2008 SCION tC
1986 Toyota Corolla GTS (A86)
2008 Volkswagen Scirocco
2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI

Thats all, two of em: BMW M3 GT2 and Porsche Cayman S are preorder and DLC only.

Btw. you guys are aware that this game got 4 different difficult levels for the physics, one which is supposed to be like GTR 2 and the refresh rate for the physics are 400Hz? - Good.
I just get the feeling this game is put up here by too many as arcade racer only, thats not the case. If the developer succeeds it is a hardcore simulation as well, probably more than Forza 3 and GT5.

Interview about handling and physics (German version):

They got tire deformation like Forza 3 as well. Just saying...
I too wait till it delivers but the chances are there that it does. For PC anyway because the 30FPS bullshit does not matter...
Commented on 2009-08-19 17:50:01
Thank you a ton for posting all that. I'm now more excited than ever for this game. I new the GTR guys had something to do with this game, but assumed EA would tell them to dumb it all down for the masses. Sooo glad to hear the harder difficulties are more physics intense, instead of just a harder level AI like I was worried about.

Also glad to see most of my most recent cars in the game. That's always fun to drive your own car in a game lol. Silly i know, but I get a kick out of it. Scion Tc, Mazda Rx8, and Nissan 370z btw. Though i'm thinkng of buying a used Corvette instead.

Also really happy to see the bugatti veyron in the game, don't see that car in many games.
Commented on 2009-08-19 18:13:24
Well of course I agree on being cautious when dealing with EA and NFS but this game got the potential to surprise big time.
The game got 4 different levels for the physics, 3 different levels for the AI and two settings for the damage. Afaik you can combine these like you want to match your needs. That’s pretty customizable.
I don’t advise people to preorder it or something, hell no don’t give them money before they deliver, but it would be cool if people would not put it down to only being arcade just because of the name.
Commented on 2009-08-19 18:56:21
If you are right about being able to customize the physics, AI, and damage to your liking then I agree this game has the potential to surprise bigtime! I was hoping for something to take place of the gap left by no more PGR games, looks like this now has a really good chance of being as good if not even better.

But like most ppl have said, it's EA and NFS, so lets not get too hyped before we see a quality demo or something.
Commented on 2009-08-19 19:43:39
Visually, this game looks stunning. Can more than hold it's own against FM3 and GT5, and in some ways actually look more impressive than those two. However, if there is a niggle, it looks as if the cars are a bit light in the handling. Well, it looks that way from the vid, but its daft of me to assume until I actually play it.
Commented on 2009-08-19 19:53:31
If you want to laugh:
The problem I have with this we simply do not know is that the easiest physics, something in between or the simulation level? – We just don’t know.
If that’s a high physics setting I’m not going to buy it that’s for sure. But I don’t want to believe that because people from SimBim should know better.
Commented on 2009-08-19 22:19:52
Looks pretty good and smooth so far. Brands Hatch always takes me back to TOCA2 - and for me it's such a shame that the environments look so OTT in the NFS series.
Commented on 2009-08-20 16:27:02
Another ultra easy game is coming i suppose.

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