Need for Speed Update Adds Photo Mode, Wrap-Sharing Feature, and More Next Week

The update is so big it's been given a name: Showcase.

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The next update for Need for Speed will arrive on February 3, introducing, among other things, a photo mode and a new competitive play option. The update, which Ghost Games has titled "Showcase," will arrive on February 3.

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Need for Speed's photo mode is called Snapshot Pro. It will be accessible through the phone screen menu. You can then position the camera however you like and tinker with settings like depth of field, brightness, contrast, and saturation. As with other photo modes, Need for Speed's also comes with filters.

Also coming to Need for Speed through the February 3 update is a wrap sharing feature that lets you share your custom car wraps from the game's Paint and Wrap section. You can also download wraps that other players shared and edit them further if you like.

Other new features in Need for Speed's upcoming update includes more customization items, a new "competitive" option that you can select to race against like-minded players, license plate customization options, and gas stations spread throughout Ventura Bay. You can visit these to get your car repaired instead of needing to make the trek back to your garage.

Finally, the new update will introduce three new achievements/trophies, which are related to the new features coming to the game. You can see these and the full patch notes below.

New Trophies and Achievements:

  • Filter Addict - Take a Snapshot with a Filter in Snapshot Pro Mode
  • Wrap Artist - Share a Wrap with the Need for Speed Community
  • Climbing the Ranks - Reach Monthly Rank 10 by completing Daily Challenges

Need for Speed February 3 Patch Notes:

  • New Feature: Wrap Sharing
  • New Feature: Snapshot Pro Mode
  • A new "Splash" screen which gives players information on what is included in the new updates from the Living Game
  • A new Snapshot overview screen in the Need for Speed Network menu so you can find out more about your snapshots
  • Improvements to Kickbacks and likes on snapshots
  • 100+ new customization items for a variety of cars
  • License plates are back. Apply around 10 different license plates to your car for more in depth customization
  • We've made more improvements and bug fixes to multiplayer. You can now play with like-minded people, if you want to play competitive then you can now select this option when matchmaking and join a world with people who also want to play competitive.
  • 3 new Trophies and achievements
  • Drive through a Gas Station and repair your car on the fly.
  • A variety of tweaks and improvements including AI, player feedback, Gameplay, and World
  • Fixed a couple of bugs for Eddie's challenge
  • Multiple stability fixes

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jshah500

What they really need to add is more vehicles. There's like 25 to choose from which is pathetic compared to other racing games.

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Ripper_TV

Wonder how much it has sold... obviously, not a lot - since they aren't braggin about sales. This reboot has failed, the series is going downhill since Rivals, the year off didn't help. I don't know what they can do even, but to change the team entirely.

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lenyora-sama

this game sold pretty well according to vgchartz,but it's hardly talked about on gaming sites.is everybody still mad about the always online thing?

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Ripper_TV

@lenyora-sama: Never. I repeat, NEVER trust VGchartz numbers, they're meaningless. EA would brag on every corner if it at least sold decently. In reality it failed both commercially and critically.

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lenyora-sama

@Ripper_TV: any idea where i can get close to somewhat accurate numbers then?

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Ripper_TV

@lenyora-sama: Not in this instance. All you can operate with is the NPD chart (determine its place, then compare with games whose sales were announced by the publisher), since there's no official word from EA.

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PETERAKO

no offline. M'kay

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MondasM

finally the gas station repair option like a proper burnout game, i was getting sick of driving around in a battered car, yes i do crash... :D

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jshah500

@MondasM: Just hit 'select' and click 'go to garage' it literally takes 3 seconds. Bam, vehicle repaired.

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MondasM

@jshah500: i know it has been some time, but i just saw your reply...

of course it is easy, however you have to wait twice for loading the game content, if you go through gas stations it's instanteanous... :)

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jinzo9988

This is the racing game that doesn't have manual transmission right? *snicker*

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@jinzo9988: That bites. - Does it have in car view?

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Ripper_TV

@Triton: NOPES!

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@Ripper_TV: Pass, and thank you for the info., I had looked at this and could not tell.

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Ripper_TV

@Triton: It's a hard pass, alright. And these 2 things mentioned aren't even the biggest offenders.

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LexLas

Why can't we two tone color the cars ? Some of them have two tone colors out of the factory. I'd like to do that, especially to the 5.0 Mustang.