VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Tuesday, July 14, 2009 | 10:16 PM

Need for Speed: Shift drifts in video

Need for Speed: Shift drifts in video

Electronic Arts concludes a week rich in car games action by lifting the curtain on Need for Speed: Shift's drift mode. As we learn by watching the video feature and the twelve screenshots we offer you today, the american giant has hired a professional of the discipline to ensure a result as realist and spectacular as possible. Well, looks like they nailed it.
Update: The 720p version of the trailer is available.

Vaughn drift trailer

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Commented on 2009-07-12 02:23:32
Ffs. Nobody cares about this stuff.. I thought it was gameplay by judging from the thumbs. Not wearing my lenses, and having my screen 10 meters away from me.
Commented on 2009-07-12 02:29:41 In reply to prodygee
Well there's gameplay too. It's a featurette. News at 11.
Commented on 2009-07-12 02:30:02
Gameplay video in the footage looked really nice, the Mustang screenshots are really nice too, really well done smoke effects. Shame Forza 3 fans get so upset and threatened by this game.
Commented on 2009-07-12 02:41:37
Forza > NFS mkay? history has shown us again and again that, one NFS game after the other looking fecking awesome on ss and videos, but when the poop comes out, its just.... shit.

Forza motorsport is a working concept, and its way better than the last... what 5 NFS games? or even more. Forza 3 will be more awesome than any NFS could ever hope for. Its all guessing since none of the games is out, but from what ive seem the last 3 years, forza will be better. ;)

NFS is shit untill they can prove otherwise. They havent been able to since NFSU 1.
Commented on 2009-07-12 02:53:19
What a stupid video, show us the game, not 5 seconds of it. The smoke looks really nice though
Commented on 2009-07-12 02:55:09 In reply to doopher
Posted by doopher
Forza > NFS mkay? history has shown us again and again that, one NFS game after the other looking fecking awesome on ss and videos, but when the poop comes out, its just.... shit.

Forza motorsport is a working concept, and its way better than the last... what 5 NFS games? or even more. Forza 3 will be more awesome than any NFS could ever hope for. Its all guessing since none of the games is out, but from what ive seem the last 3 years, forza will be better. ;)

NFS is shit untill they can prove otherwise. They havent been able to since NFSU 1.
Yes, as good as this game is looking, NFS is shit until proven otherwise. By that I mean waiting for the game to come out.
Commented on 2009-07-12 06:55:59 In reply to prodygee
Posted by prodygee
Ffs. Nobody cares about this stuff.. I thought it was gameplay by judging from the thumbs. Not wearing my lenses, and having my screen 10 meters away from me.
Um i'd say that having a real drifter give feedback to the game's physics programmer is a pretty big deal that most of us do care about..
Commented on 2009-07-12 10:00:48
OMG...could this be THE need 4 speed after so many years.....game looks brilliant,so fast.
Commented on 2009-07-12 11:08:35
This looks superb so far. What's with all the a > b > c in the thread. If you genuinely like racing, there's so much to look forward to. GT5 (maybe this year who knows), FM3 and tbh this too. Looks like a welcome reboot of the series. All media released to date is surprisingly fresh in terms of a new experience focused on a more personal driving feel, such as cams not linked to the chassis.

Can't wait for this Autumn.
Commented on 2009-07-12 12:43:10
Man, they really should have named it something other than Need For Speed. NFS Nitro is more down the line for NFS fans, so they should probably skip this game and buy a Wii instead.

Shift on the other hand, looks like game for us who don't give a shit about how many polygons the trees have on the side of the track, but only want to race with some proper cars, on proper tracks with proper physics.
Commented on 2009-07-12 14:54:44
cannot wait to pick this up and gt5, both games are looking stunning and showing ps3 version also sweet

thanks for sharing Snoopers :P
Commented on 2009-07-12 16:04:09
I've never liked drift. But I can see some hopeful sign in this game what could mean that it would be a good one.
Commented on 2009-07-12 17:27:41
This game is still looking great, hopefully it doesn't get corrupted by the NFS people.
Commented on 2009-07-12 19:04:18
Nice, EVERY racing game should do their cockpit the way this game is doing it...
Commented on 2009-07-13 17:30:41 In reply to Frozpot
Posted by Kostchtchie
showing ps3 version also sweet
Really??? Who cares what version they show. They'll all look almost identical aside from maybe the pc version.
Posted by Frozpot
Nice, EVERY racing game should do their cockpit the way this game is doing it...
Without a doubt. Hopefully the others will catch on and not be afraid to copy it in the future.
Commented on 2009-07-13 22:33:30
not so interested in the drifting element. if i can avoid it as part of the wider career mode, i'll do so.

the racing, btw, looks very impressive.
Commented on 2009-07-14 22:26:35
WOHOOO!! The best NFS since Porsche is coming!
Commented on 2009-07-14 22:43:06
Looks pretty damn awesome :D
Commented on 2009-07-14 23:00:44
yea im not a fan of racing games that 'force' you to go through all the disciplines in career mode. it should be an option but not mandatory. not everyone is interested in drifting per se. kinda hated having to do truck races and rally cross in Dirt and um this other racing game whose name escapes me... Race Driver! thats it. Anyway, hopefully Shift won't make us do it.
Commented on 2009-07-14 23:37:23
ha...ha.. he had a PS3 controller in his hand for testing... ftw.. (sorry 360 but when you want it tested right... LoL ) just kidding..
Commented on 2009-07-14 23:48:03
The cockpit in NFS:shift looks more realistic then the forza 3 cockpit

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/893/123vhm.jpg

:)
Commented on 2009-07-15 00:01:45
Looks good perhaps, but i don't know about realistic. People seem to ahve a strange conception of how reality looks.
Commented on 2009-07-15 00:18:10 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
Without a doubt. Hopefully the others will catch on and not be afraid to copy it in the future.
its rare to see footage of ps3 version getting shown, 90% of the time all footage is 360, but thanks for your concern next time dont bother
Commented on 2009-07-15 00:58:05 In reply to LEBATO
Posted by LEBATO
Yes, as good as this game is looking, NFS is shit until proven otherwise. By that I mean waiting for the game to come out.
/end of story.
Commented on 2009-07-15 02:24:28
Not liked NFS for years but I'm interested in this because of the development team,essentially the guys who made GT legends,GTR2.
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