Need for Speed: Rivals hitting PS4 at launch

Electronic Arts confirms racing game hitting Sony's next-generation console November 15.

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The PlayStation 4's 22-strong software launch lineup has expanded. Electronic Arts announced today that Ghost Games' racing game Need for Speed: Rivals will be available in North America at launch on November 15.

Previously, Need for Speed: Rivals was scheduled to hit PS4 on November 22.

EA community manager Jessica Damerst confirmed on the PlayStation Blog that Need for Speed: Rivals will make use of the PS4's Share functionality, allowing users to press the button to share gameplay content like images and videos with their friends.

Need for Speed: Rivals on PS4 also supports Remote Play, meaning players can continue their progress from the console version on PlayStation Vita. Sony said last week that Remote Play will work best when used in the same home, on the same WiFi network.

Racing game DriveClub, from Sony-owned Evolution Studios, was previously scheduled as a PS4 launch title, but was delayed last month.

Need for Speed: Rivals is the first project from Ghost Games, based on Gothenburg, Sweden. The game is also coming to Xbox One as a launch title on November 22. The Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC versions will be released on November 19.

Discussion

29 comments
sakaixx
sakaixx

when is underground reboot gonna be released ?

Master_Turismo
Master_Turismo

I guess will be a good substitute for Drive Club. 

RabbiSchmuley
RabbiSchmuley

Fondest memories would have to be NFS2(never got nfs3 even though I knew it was pretty special), NFS:Porsche whatever it was great, NFS:underground, and a little bit of Most Wanted.....then all started dripped down the back of EA's pant-leg.

stuff238
stuff238

The NFS series died for me when Underground 2 came out. I loved NFS up until Underground. Then 2 came out with its dumb open world. I tried a couple more after that and I hated them. I don't want police chasing me. I hate it.

Make it like NFS2 from the 90's where it was just pure racing with exotic cars and I'll buy it.....for $20 when it goes greatest hits because NFS games are not worth $60.

blackace
blackace

Meh!! Get it for $30 off Ebay in Jan or Feb next year. Not worth $60.

SIDEFX1
SIDEFX1

Felt like this was going to be a launch title anyway. 

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Only because Drive Club was delayed? EA decided to offer Need for Speed Rivals are a launch title for PS4? Since their is no traditional Ridge Racer for a Playstation launch. I guess EA will try to fill in. Bet they would not if Drive Club made PS4 launch.

hadlee73
hadlee73

EA trying to capitalize on the Drive Club delay. Typical, but I suppose also smart. Need for Speed is always a fairly high seller for EA and the lack of any immediate racing competition will please them.

cboye18
cboye18

All this new technology and they still can't get the game right. Why do I even bother...

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

If it's like Hot Pursuit (2010) I'll be grabbing the PS3 release.  Not planning on getting the PS4 anytime soon.

ScreamDream
ScreamDream

I want to see some big jumps and better music like the old PS2 games. NFS has gotten so stale and has gotten worse over the years.

the13stuff
the13stuff

Haven't played one of these in ages. Wonder if this is any good...

PosiTVEMinD355
PosiTVEMinD355

I wish NFS would get back into those days when they were actually fun to play.  The original Most Wanted was the last great NFS game. Everything after was a dissapointment

Nyrex
Nyrex

Need for Speed went downhill after Most Wanted the rest are boring 

fernandofan08
fernandofan08

Sorry, but I must be the only one who has found every need for speed apart from Shift/Shift 2, utterly appauling. This just looks boring as hell. 

marcheegsr
marcheegsr

This is good to hear. Now ill be getting 5 games at launch.

unreal101
unreal101

Good for ps4! 

...let's just hope the game itself doesn't suck. The last few entries have been underwhelming to say the least.

Mar_Sama
Mar_Sama

People should ask the creators about 20 times a day "are you sure??, promise?", because Driveclub was also guaranteed and look how that worked out.

4quarters
4quarters

And Driveclub is FREE with PS+

kljohns2
kljohns2

I wondered why the release day was the 22nd to begin with. It's not like the 7 days of sitting in a warehouse was going to do anything anyway...

SteamRule
SteamRule

At least PS4 now have a racing game at launch 

MAGIC-KINECT
MAGIC-KINECT

At least this game is making launch date. Maybe. There's still time for a delay. This and Drive Club look pretty decent.

jakesnakeel
jakesnakeel

I don't see a lot of previews for this game.  If I hear anything positive, I'm putting it on my launch list.  Every launch needs a good action racing game.

Dezuria
Dezuria

Does Ghost Games have a good track record?

Oops, just noticed this is their first game.  Hmm..

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

@Hillsy_ Hot Pursuit was pretty awesome.  This game is by a different studio though, so I'll wait for reviews.

speedfreak48t5p
speedfreak48t5p

@jakesnakeel It's following in the footsteps of 2010's Hot Pursuit. If you liked that game, this game looks similar, from what I've seen.