VIDEO | X360, PS3, PC Tuesday, August 4, 2009 | 3:57 PM

Need for Speed Shift: Drivers

Need for Speed Shift: Drivers

Electronic Arts is trying something new today to promote Need for Speed: Shift with these videos where four race cars drivers explain their passion for racing, without ever mentioning the game. It's quite interesting and really well done, so why not?

Vaughn Gittin Jr
Andrea Bertolini
Tommy Milner
Chris Rado

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Commented on 2009-08-04 16:16:10
This are Dirt 2 look great.
Commented on 2009-08-04 16:26:37 In reply to ahlan
Posted by ahlan
This are Dirt 2 look great.
Agreed. This, Dirt 2, and Forza 3 all look amazing. And they're all coming out this year! It's a great time for racing fans.
Commented on 2009-08-04 16:55:43
Pretty funny with all the talk about passion for cars, if you didnt know better you'd think this was for Forza 3 instead ;) Maby thats a good thing eh? :P
Commented on 2009-08-04 17:19:17 In reply to Baleur
Posted by Baleur
Pretty funny with all the talk about passion for cars, if you didnt know better you'd think this was for Forza 3 instead ;) Maby thats a good thing eh? :P
You took the words right out of my mouth. absolutely agree. They're making it look as if this game is the real driving simulator when it's no where close. What a joke!

EA and their typical celebrity hype tactics.
Commented on 2009-08-04 17:35:34 In reply to Baleur
Not without a new Mario Kart it ain't!
Commented on 2009-08-04 18:02:36 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
They're making it look as if this game is the real driving simulator when it's no where close. What a joke!
Did I miss something, where's the demo, I'm dying to try this out... You have driven it using a wheel setup with no assists, yeah?
Commented on 2009-08-04 19:16:47
Loving the cockpitview, especially in motion with the headbobbing et al...awesome!
Commented on 2009-08-04 19:18:33 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
You took the words right out of my mouth. absolutely agree. They're making it look as if this game is the real driving simulator when it's no where close. What a joke!

EA and their typical celebrity hype tactics.
Yeah, it would indeed be a shocker if the people that worked on PC sims like GTR, GTL, GTR2 and the physics engine of RBR (talking about the people at Slightly Mad Studios, the studio developing this game for EA) would actually be capable of creating an racing simulator.


I saw the videos earlier in full glory (1920-1080), over at nfsplanet (http://www.nfsplanet.com/nfsshift_movies.php?lang=eng)and they are very nicely done!
Commented on 2009-08-04 19:19:44
with "need for speed" in the title theres always room for caution.. no matter how nice it might look on video

Dirt's a safe bet, Forza 3's a safe bet, this?... not a chance
Commented on 2009-08-04 19:32:23 In reply to ASURAshadow
Posted by ASURAshadow
Agreed. This, Dirt 2, and Forza 3 all look amazing. And they're all coming out this year! It's a great time for racing fans.
For me Forza3 is out, i was hopping for night racing, weather changing and full damage, im getting Splinter cell instead for my 360.
Commented on 2009-08-04 19:36:40 In reply to ahlan
Posted by ahlan
For me Forza3 is out, i was hopping for night racing, weather changing and full damage, im getting Splinter cell instead for my 360.
Splinter Cell Conviction was delayed till next year.
Commented on 2009-08-04 19:46:07 In reply to bloodforge
Posted by bloodforge
Splinter Cell Conviction was delayed till next year.
wha? when did that happen?, well AC2 instead.
Commented on 2009-08-04 20:44:56 In reply to ahlan
Posted by ahlan
For me Forza3 is out, i was hopping for night racing, weather changing and full damage
You should at least try out Forza before you decide because if you're going to rule it out based only on those 3 criteria then you wouldn't get any of them since they're all pretty equal in that regard. They all have full damage and roll over and none of them have night or weather variants. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
Commented on 2009-08-04 23:28:34 In reply to alimokrane
Posted by alimokrane
You took the words right out of my mouth. absolutely agree. They're making it look as if this game is the real driving simulator when it's no where close. What a joke!

EA and their typical celebrity hype tactics.
EPIC FAIL.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Need_for_Speed:_Shift (especially check out the "Features" part)
Commented on 2009-08-05 09:16:12
Shift....Dirt 2....Forza 3.....GT5.....all these games in the next year, maybe next couple months???

My girlfriend is going to be so pissed LOL
Commented on 2009-08-05 15:14:18
@NC17

They can write there what they want. What we need are proofs of that features list because the videos are showing us at the moment a different story.
Commented on 2009-08-07 01:31:26 In reply to ahlan
Posted by ahlan
wha? when did that happen?, well AC2 instead.
Can't get AC2 either. Its made of shit and fail.

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