E3 06: EA revs up NFS Carbon

Next-gen racer revealed at least for PlayStation 3; other platforms could follow. Details have not yet hit the street.

LOS ANGELES--E3 is a chance for several well-known franchises to show off their next chapters, if even just for a split second. Electronic Arts prepared a trailer for its E3 lineup, which showed off a ton of announced games, as well as some surprises.

One of the unannounced games getting the trailer treatment at EA's booth this year is Need For Speed Carbon, which also made a brief appearance at Sony's pre-E3 conference.

The trailer begins in the dark, with white lights flickering upward. After a brief EA logo, the headlights of three cars turn on, revealing misty air, and then the cars drive toward the camera. Text then flashes across the screen--Need for Speed Carbon.

There hasn't been an official announcement by EA, so there aren't any details available. However, given its appearance during the PlayStation 3 portion of the Sony pre-E3 event, it's a shoo-in for the PS3.

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Katol09
Katol09

I think they should make it so u could get out of ur car but not be violent like GTA. ^_^

j0kerX1
j0kerX1

looks like its going to be more about drifting (wonder if "The fast and the furious:toky drift" had anything to do with it) and the worst part is that it doesnt show on PC yet :(((

GeneralFighter
GeneralFighter

I wanna see NFS: MW Revenge This time u can play as the guy who got arrested at the end! and kill the guy in NFS MW

speed8989
speed8989

Idk the need for speed franchise has been doin a great job keeping up with the cars culture but ever since most wanted ima little sketchy

02EclipseGT
02EclipseGT

Games sorta ughhh to blaa and way off on the realisim to the cars. Gran Turismo 5 "NOT HD" will own everything ever made. Screw these 0-60 in 3 sec arcade "have never seeen it done with any car that did not have lees than 200,000 grand in it. And at least 8 cyclders. I own 2 of the cars in the series, One the Eclipse and I have A Trans Am which is in basic the same motor as in the new GTO. The cars run nothing like they do in real life. My Eclipse is fun and all, but my Trans Am kills it. Sorta like the 360 and PS3. LOL Ones sorta powerfull and all, the other is real deal power full go.

j0kerX1
j0kerX1

screw the bugatti coz every self respecting fool knows that the Skyline can beat it, screw those exotics too coz they are a big bag of hot air, just give me a skyline and a laptop and u got a 1000 BHP import monster

Zaimi5
Zaimi5

DUUUUDEEE, NFS CARBON, YA BABY!!! heres wat im thinking. the last and most powerful car in the game, Bugatti Veyron. ah hells ya, own the streets, but u cant customize it in any way, cuz theres no way u can get better than 1000hp and 4 turbochargers, no u cant

SpeedFreak14
SpeedFreak14

I love my NFS games, i have from Underground through to MW and i own a copy of HP1 for my PC, I like these games but would like to see some MUSCLE CARS in it, dodge chargers, ford mustangs(old school) and things like that, not these new fangled drift cars.

NECESSARYIS
NECESSARYIS

If you dont like customization play PGR.....If you want exotic/sim play GT4/FM.....i guess people are never gonna be happy because the simple fact is that there is customization in all but 1 racing game(PGR). I guess they should make 2 different series then which i hope they dont do because i think its great to have different type of cars to pick from.......Oh and they did have mostly exotics U guys sicken me!!!!

NECESSARYIS
NECESSARYIS

SInce when is a game ricer? Im glad you guys feel that why good leave your mothers van at home and stay off the road....NFS is the closest thing to the real "underground" scene. I guess no one here knows about 80+ imports in a parking lot on sat night 1am or sema or hot import nights OR even the parking lot of a FMF car show. If any of that went over your head then NFS isnt for you...They tried to stop the whiner buy adding more expensive cars(audi, benz. lambo) you yall are still crying.....while real enthusist had to tolerate no skylines so you babies can have a gto and a holden! customizing things things are what make life worthwhile....sure anyone can buy a benz....but id much rather go by in a NSX or R34TT. Oh and yea muscle cars are ricers now to or havent you heard....ive seen your fart cans and spoilers , carbon fiber.... dont be mad that a srt-4 can smoke your precious 'stang and what even they cant handle an evo can...so keep those hoosiers spinning grandpa us youngun's got it from here.....oh yea NFS IS HOT!!!!

Acid_Rabbit_666
Acid_Rabbit_666

It's still worth playing. I've always loved the NFS series. I'm not one to judge so typically on the game. I just enjoy it. But bashing the NFS games, Is completly pointless. Can't wait for the trailer, story line and some pictures.

JeffW3829
JeffW3829

Let's not butcher it just yet. We can butcher it after more is announced and if the game sucks or not. I do agree that they may be stretching NFS just a bit too far.

Louiekat2
Louiekat2

WTF why are all these asswipes complaining about EA releasing another NFS game! point1. they dont force u to buy them u idiots! reason why they make another chapter of NFS is bec people buy it! they actauly do! point2. if you complain soo much why dont u try build your own franchise and try create better ideas every year! DUH! if u keep complainin then jus stop playin games! or create ur own if ur as msart as u complain!

Louiekat2
Louiekat2

WTF why are all these asswipes complaining about EA releasing another NFS game! point1. they dont force u to buy them u idiots! reason why they make another chapter of NFS is bec people buy it! they actauly do! point2. if you complain soo much why dont u try build your own franchise and try create better ideas every year! DUH! if u keep complainin then jus stop playin games! or create ur own if ur as msart as u complain!

3aneme
3aneme

NeedForSpeed need MoRe BaBes

j0kerX1
j0kerX1

nah, less supercars=less money spent on license's, better spend the cash on better music

darkbengamer
darkbengamer

I think It should have more supercars, Bigger city, more jumps, more cops, more storyline and more customization! more! more! more!

j0kerX1
j0kerX1

get NFS MW story line and cops, underground2 cars and customazations with the city from underground1 and you got the best NFS ever

Nascarracer
Nascarracer

i think that it has to be better than Most Wanted but it needs to have ferrari's in it and then it might be big

DBZYGOoakRDRZ
DBZYGOoakRDRZ

NFS need 2 take the customizations from Underground 2....good stories like in Underground1 and Most Wanted....keep the cops like in MW....and all the greatest muscle, import, and exotics....and also the music....geez PS3 should have the music thingy like xbox has with the custom playlists cuz game music sucks most of the time...expecially in racing games...i need some slappin bay music 2 drive....GAS BREAK DIP THEN SCRAPE! SIDESHOWS DONUTS FIGURE 8S PIMPIN!

khamsaiumn
khamsaiumn

every NFS game after Underground was shafted, they got shafted. U2 was dumb. SUV?????? this next iteration better be good. I agree with cireking213 with making two version. But i also believe the new iteration should come out everyother year instead of every year. EA spend more time on these games PLEASE.

DevJin
DevJin

they should only release their games at ps3 only, if they want to sell BIG.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

No new Burnout at EA booth? then Im not interested.

Antraxspore
Antraxspore

I personaly like NFS U and U2, most wanted was also great, but there was no skyline, celica, If they put lamborghini in MW they should have put Ferrari in too.

CrystalFox
CrystalFox

cant wait love need for speed games

Gastman
Gastman

I say Midnight Club is a better game then NFS, the reason why Need For Speed went to a street racing type because they want to be out Rockstar Games with Midnight Club.

Razgriz18
Razgriz18

I want more tuning again!!!!

khggame
khggame

I am getting sick Need For Speed games....

Narwaffle
Narwaffle

Aw... Not another one... haven't I payed EA enough money through NFS yet?

Narwaffle
Narwaffle

Not another one... haven't I payed EA enough money through NFS yet?

Nab33l
Nab33l

its good on playstations only plz no xbox and xbox 360 or gamcube or wii

LosDaddie
LosDaddie

It will come out on the x360 eventually.

cireking213
cireking213

I agree about Gran Turismo, mrjasler23. I loved the series, initially, but I was bored silly by the time I got to GT 4. I was tired of the same old tracks and mad that some of my favorite tracks were never added to the game. I was also annoyed that the makers of the game claimed improved AI. I didn't see any improvement whatsoever.

cireking213
cireking213

EA needs to split the Franchise. Make an exotics racer based outside the city and a street racer inside the city. Make them very different to appeal to the two NFS camps that have emerged. I would buy both games. It would be cool if you have to cd-rom drives to take your souped up ricer and mess with the rich country club boys and their exotics. I also wouldn't mind a game that starts you off as a pure street racer and lets you slowly rise to be rich enough to buy exotics and join races for the super rich. "Fictional" CEOs, rock stars, pop stars, movie stars. Not real people. I'd hate to have to race against Paris Hilton,. I would spend all my time trying to run her off the road.

mrjasler23
mrjasler23

can't believe some people on this site??? khimarhi, how vague and stupid is a comment " they are all the same so far.. or pretty close to the same" obviously you don't play the nfs games? there was a large difference between the underground series and most wanted, not only was most wanted day time instead of undergrounds night time, it had cops and exotic cars.. which make the game a lot different, before making vague statements go play the game and make and educated statement not some random stupid comment. I think the developer is trying hard to make each game diverse.. try and tell me how much different the gran turismo series is, each game to the next? not much in comparison to need for speed. The nfs series has tried to explore the customization scene with the underground series , doing drift mode and drag which was innovative for the series.. they could have just done the same thing as before and released another porsche unleashed or hot pursuit but no... they tried something different. I think people tend to be a bit harsh on anything ea makes and just make bitter comments.. they are a bit of a bully company but with games like nfs they are trying to innovate.

alberto2045
alberto2045

well i dont know what to say i really liked NFS in PS1 lol never played the ones on PS2 but if is coming out on PS3 then its going to RULE!!!!!!

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

who cares really. .they release these games too much. . they are all the same so far. . . or pretty close to the same

lvlUNE3B
lvlUNE3B

Let's see How Far they can gO!

Xoa07
Xoa07

To smbuis: NFS is sucessful at what it want to emulate. Not ever racing sim should be completely realistic or fake. Try playing the game ALL THE WAY THROUGH, before you talk of it being terrible.

Xoa07
Xoa07

BTW, last I checked, people play game too get away from reality. That being said, if in reality they no nothin' about cars, they wouldn't want to play the game that requires them to know. You can have your opinion but as for me, I'd rather have 2Fast 2Furious than NASCAR.