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EA Access members will soon have another game to add to their collection: Need for Speed Rivals. The racing game will be added to the Xbox One program's "Vault" in the coming weeks, so players will be able dig in to single and multiplayer races at any time, for as long as they so desire. The servic...

September 3rd 2014 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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After 13 years of annual releases, EA has decided to take a more restrained approach to the next Need for Speed, a game that CEO Andrew Wilson believes will debut in 2015. Wilson broke the news during an EA conference call earlier today. "Ghost Games in Gothenburg is working on an innovative new c...

May 6th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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The Koenigsegg Agera One:1 is a car as fast as its name is difficult to pronounce. Thankfully, you'll have better things - like evading the cops or catching racer punks - to worry about should you choose to give it a spin in Need for Speed: Rivals. The car is now available to download for free,...

March 8th 2014 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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Need for Speed: Rivals developer Ghost Games has suffered layoffs in its UK office and ceased development on an unannounced Need for Speed project, according to a report by Polygon. The report states that Electronic Arts dismissed contract workers earlier this week and presented full-time staff me...

February 1st 2014 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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When Andrew Wilson became CEO of Electronic Arts in September, he named Patrick Soderlund as his replacement as head of EA Sports. The company immediately made structural changes in how it handles its EA Labels, shuffling its games under the EA Studios brand. Along with that change, the Need for Sp...

November 6th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Electronic Arts announced today that the PlayStation 4 version of Need for Speed Rivals will hit store shelves on November 15 as part of the console's launch lineup in North America. Developer Ghost Games initially planned for a simultaneous launch on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 22,...

November 4th 2013 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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Ghost Games' upcoming racer Need for Speed: Rivals will not be released on the Wii U due to low platform sales, Creative Director Craig Sullivan claims in an interview with The Sixth Axis this week. "[Rivals] is going onto new hardware, and you have to work out where you focus your efforts," Sulli...

October 21st 2013 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Need for Speed: Rivals represents the culmination of crucial lessons learned throughout the franchise's lengthy history: Fast cars are awesome and playing online is rad. Watch as both points are expressed to an unfortunately selected 30 Seconds to Mars song in the video above.

October 18th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Need for Speed: Rivals will approach the starting line next month. We've known current-generation versions will launch on November 19, but today EA has announced next-generation ports for Xbox One and PS4 won't make their debut until November 22 in North America. In Europe, the Xbox One version wil...

October 8th 2013 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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The latest trailer and screens for Need for Speed: Rivals show the progression of goals players face as both cops and racers in the game. Some tasks have players drifting for 500 yards while others challenge players to take down at least six racers. Need for Speed: Rivals will launch November 19....

October 3rd 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Criterion Games' studio director Fiona Sperry revealed in an interview with PCgamesN that the company's recent downsizing was an internal decision, and not the result of a demand by studio owner Electronic Arts. "We lent some people (artists and engineers primarily) to [Need for Speed: Rivals deve...

September 17th 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments