New Xbox One/PS4/PC Need for Speed Blends Live-Action With Gameplay

Impressive new trailer introduces the game's "icons," including Ken Block and Magnus Walker.


As part of Electronic Arts Gamescom briefing today, the developer released a brand-new trailer for the upcoming Need for Speed game in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. The video highlights the real world automotive "icons" that EA says have inspired the gameplay and more.

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Some of these "icons" include Magnus Walker, Ken Block, and the drift crew Risky Devil, among others. Watch the trailer below, and look further down for a compete breakdown of the "icons."

Developer Ghost Games executive producer Marcus Nilsson said in a statement that the studio is "honored" to be working with the icons. Their inclusion helps create a better overall story, he said, which is something Ghost Games has said it really wants to do.

“We wanted to create a powerful story that's emotional but also pushes the boundaries of technology by adding real-time compositing to the power of Frostbite," he said. "This allows us, for the first time ever, to blend live-action film seamlessly with your in-game car and garage."

The new Need for Speed launches on November 3.

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Need for Speed Icons

Descriptions courtesy of EA

Speed Icon - Magnus Walker collects and restores classic Porsche 911s. He is known for his high speed driving and will push you to enhance your reputation through adrenaline-fuelled driving.

Style Icon - Ken Block is notorious for his style of aggressive driving, as he showcases in his phenomenal YouTube GYMKHANA series. Earn his recognition by mastering the art of precision sliding and jumping through corners and on the streets.

Build Icon - Nakai-san is the founder of RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB), a world renowned tuning and customizing company. Focus on creating that perfect customized ride as you look to impress him.

Crew Icon - Risky Devil are an infamous drift crew. These guys are the kings of close proximity driving and control. Ride in packs, inches away from wiping each other out as you get to grips with precise control and wild drift trains.

Outlaw Icon - Morohoshi-san doesn't care how people categorize him, he just does what he wants. He's often seen on the night streets rolling around in his customized ride. Risk it all as you mess with and escape from the cops to grab his attention.

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