TRAILER | X360, PS3, PC, PSP Monday, June 15, 2009 | 10:12 PM

Shift shines in killer trailer

Shift shines in killer trailer

So far, we had not seen a lot of EA's Need for Speed: Shift. A small teaser here, some gameplay footage from E3 there ... And that's about it. Fortunately, here comes a new trailer unveiling the concept of Driver Profile, which evolves according to your driving style. That's nice, but in the end we just do not care: what matters are the truely beautiful ingame sequences, which really are amazing.

Driver Profile trailer

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Commented on 2009-06-15 22:41:56
Gorgeous graphics. Even better than Forza 3 imho. I am curious how it will play in the end.
Commented on 2009-06-15 22:47:53
^Booo this man, BOOOOOOOOOOO. Why cant we grade a game on it's own looks and not in terms of others >.>. The polygon count for NFS models are nothing in comparison anyways.

I approach this franchise with caution since I've been dissappointed several times before.
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:01:36
This trailer catched me totally off guard :) It actually looks pretty awesome.
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:08:22
The need for speed series was so dead to me, im glad to see them make an entry in the series thats worth looking at. Its certainly looks impressive. Some might be quick to say it looks better than Forza, but I doubt this game matches the scope of Forza, or run at 60fps

Id love to play a demo of this.
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:09:07
Looks great, finally a NFS game I might like.
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:11:05
Another Need for Speed Shit. I want new game from criterion
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:11:40
Another racer. Hope this NFS will turn out well.
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:22:58 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
The need for speed series was so dead to me, im glad to see them make an entry in the series thats worth looking at. Its certainly looks impressive. Some might be quick to say it looks better than Forza, but I doubt this game matches the scope of Forza, or run at 60fps

Id love to play a demo of this.
does run at 60fps
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:26:27 In reply to type105x
I hadnt heard that. Any proof? if it does on both platforms thad be pretty impressive.
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:33:20
Unless GT5 has an arcade mode that is arcade. You know what i mean.

I'll be buying this, then GT5.
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:37:53
Oh god YES. I love leveling up.
A racing 'RPG', I'm in.

Oh and this will so not be running at 60fps. Sometimes it just looks better on 30, or even 25. Gives it a movie-like effect.
Commented on 2009-06-15 23:48:32
I think the only problem with this game is they probably wont have many licensed tracks. Most will be custom tracks. I also have the feeling this is a GRID-type game but we'll see when they release more gameplay.
Commented on 2009-06-16 00:03:29
OMG...Let me pick my jaw off the ground.
That looks incredible. It certainly looks better than Forza but will a) the actual game look like when you are playing b) will it run at a smooth framerate, ideally at 60fps and c) How will the handling and physics compare with Forza, especially considering the developers are better know for hardcore racing sims on PC.
Whatever happens, this winter is going to be AMAZING for racing fans, like me. what with Forza 3, NFS:Shift and Dirt 2 all looking great.
Commented on 2009-06-16 00:03:55
Leveling up in a racer? Need for Speed Undercover attempted it. We all know how that game turned out. (Hint: it sucked.)
Commented on 2009-06-16 00:23:57
What an incredible trailer haha.

It probably won't be able to present a real threat to Forza in the racing department along with all the features that Forza boasts, but this is definitely a surprise and could really put the NFS series back on the map.
Commented on 2009-06-16 00:31:31
I refuse to believe it will look like that when you are playing. No way.
Commented on 2009-06-16 01:23:57
Don't know what the fuss is about. Graphics look to be at the level of PGR4, car models are pretty low poly. Like many I'm extremely cautious when it comes to NFS.
Commented on 2009-06-16 02:12:46 In reply to DeMol
Posted by DeMol
Gorgeous graphics. Even better than Forza 3 imho. I am curious how it will play in the end.
I know NFS: Shift It was great ,but FORZA3 It's Look better. Ok, NFS look beautiful because it's might be variety of color ,But if you the observe between FORFA3 and NFS:Shift. You will see a difference such as lighting , model and background composite. I think NFS:Shift it's look same NFS:Pro street + GRID.
Commented on 2009-06-16 03:00:37 In reply to DeMol
Forza is 60fps! its not a level playing field This is best compared to codemasters' grid. it looks like a big improvement for the nfs series anyhoo.though thats not saying much
Commented on 2009-06-16 03:38:29
I did NOT expect this from EA!!!
Commented on 2009-06-16 03:43:00
That trailer is just a marvel as far as editing goes. Awesome trailer that really sells the game.

As for graphics, they are not better than Forza 3, so let's end that discussion right now!
Commented on 2009-06-16 03:48:37 In reply to LEBATO
I've been playing a lot of GRID lately, and this honestly looks ALOT like it. Graphics are a bit better, but GRID was a very good looking racing game. The only problem is that GRID had the best damage system I have seen in a racing game, and this doesn't look to have much, if any.
Commented on 2009-06-16 04:06:32 In reply to ACEfromRussia
Posted by ACEfromRussia
Another Need for Speed Shit. I want new game from criterion
The next game in need for speed is indeed made by criterion games.As for this really can,t say anything unless i give it a Go coz the last few games in the series were shit!
Commented on 2009-06-16 05:19:51
Forza is truly highly overrated.
Commented on 2009-06-16 05:35:59
This game eats Forza 3 graphics for breakfast. The E3 gameplay video is even sicker.
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