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Gamescom: Shift at EA's conference

Gamescom: Shift at EA's conference

During EA's conference, we got to see a live demo of the PC version of Need for Speed: Shift and it was pretty impressive to be thrown into the cockpit of a Zonda for a few minutes. EA also showed a new trailer of the game that you can now see inside. The gameplay video we shot and those we'll make on the showfloor will be available tomorrow at best, given the difficult upload conditions we're having at the hotel at the moment.

Update: Added the gameplay, from the PC version.

GC09 Trailer
Press conference video
Download: WMV | MP4 | AVI

All comments

Commented on 2009-08-19 01:28:43
Really nice action and I see that cars can flip in this one as well? – Good!
There is only one thing I bash this game for: The BMW M3 GT2 in Forza 3 looks better and is actually in every game :P
Commented on 2009-08-19 01:32:40 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
Really nice action and I see that cars can flip in this one as well? – Good!
There is only one thing I bash this game for: The BMW M3 GT2 in Forza 3 looks better and is actually in every game :P
lol, yeah the M3 GT2 is turning into the Audi R8.

Other than that, Shift looks fucking epic.
Commented on 2009-08-19 01:34:35
Well the Audi R8 is still in every Forza 3. Its just missing the special paint job!
Commented on 2009-08-19 01:41:04
Oh man this game, me wantz! Will it be better then Forza 3? Heeelll no!
Commented on 2009-08-19 02:25:31
These trailers are so stupid! Why don't they show the game? Damn....
Commented on 2009-08-19 02:33:43
I think it did. I’m sure the cockpit scenes are actual game play footage.
And many of the others are probably from replays. Of course they would cut it together to an appealing action pack.
Just showing someone driving one round isn’t all that spectacular.
Commented on 2009-08-19 04:48:16
looks great in trailers...
Commented on 2009-08-19 05:01:05
The game itself looks nice, but the trailer was, quite frankly, garbage.
Commented on 2009-08-19 05:14:23 In reply to Ishigami
Posted by Ishigami
Really nice action and I see that cars can flip in this one as well? – Good!
There is only one thing I bash this game for: The BMW M3 GT2 in Forza 3 looks better and is actually in every game :P
It should but you also have to remember that unlike the 12 or 16 car grid in SHIFT, FM3 has only 8 cars on the track. For me, I'm willing to give up a bit of details in the graphics for a much better racing experience. That's why SHIFT is a racing sim while Forza 3 is more "about, cars, not racing so much."- Dan Greenawalt.
Commented on 2009-08-19 05:20:36
LEBATO: That would be your comment. What do you think they showed you genius? LOL!
Commented on 2009-08-19 06:13:11
OK, I'm sold on the presentation aspect of this game for sure. I just still find it soooo hard to believe a NFS game can ever be nearly as good as a PGR game. But that sure as hell is what I'm hoping for out of this game. Especially after seeing the crap Bizarre is working on called Blur. ugh...
Commented on 2009-08-19 06:32:04 In reply to Brooklyn
Posted by Brooklyn
LEBATO: That would be your comment. What do you think they showed you genius? LOL!
Wha wha wah whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw.
Commented on 2009-08-19 07:49:18
WTF?? During the press conference gameplay presentation the developer said "You'll notice as he reaches high speeds the cockpit blurs out allowing you to focus on the road ahead of you." Gee thanks Mr. developer for ALLOWING me to focus on the road but I can handle that myself without you adding a hideous blur effect to the entire cockpit view. I'm always amazed at the idiotic ideas that game developers sometimes come up with. Hopefully there's an option to turn it off, because other than that the game is looking great.
Commented on 2009-08-19 09:31:45 In reply to myke6699
Posted by myke6699
That's why SHIFT is a racing sim
ROFL. PGR4 was a racing sim to then, right?
Commented on 2009-08-19 10:42:26
Best. Cockpit View. Ever. Looks incredible. As long as you stay in cockpit, anyway...
Commented on 2009-08-19 10:42:35 In reply to myke6699
Posted by myke6699
It should but you also have to remember that unlike the 12 or 16 car grid in SHIFT, FM3 has only 8 cars on the track. For me, I'm willing to give up a bit of details in the graphics for a much better racing experience. That's why SHIFT is a racing sim while Forza 3 is more "about, cars, not racing so much."- Dan Greenawalt.
Honestly we will see about that later when both games hit the shelves.
I see that many people from Slightly Mad Studios previously worked for SimBim and are well known for developing racing simulations. I also know that they got several difficult levels for Shift including one they claim to be a hardcore simulation modus on the level GTR 2.
But it’s still published by EA and is called NSF.
The racing experience might suffer from other things e.g. that the game is not running at 60FPS and stuff leaving it behind even with more cars on track.
Commented on 2009-08-19 11:09:45
Looks great, I will probably rent this, Dirt 2 and Forza 3 are getting my monies.
Commented on 2009-08-19 12:07:20
this is the game to beat racing wise thsi year,looks amazing.
love the motion crash at end
Commented on 2009-08-19 20:06:02
TAKE THAT GT&FORZA!
Commented on 2009-08-20 02:37:57
Lol, that looked pathetic--the way the Zonda accelerated looked extremely stupid. With that said, the interior and interior shadowing look really awesome.

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