'Need for Speed: Rivals' is Now a PS4 Launch Title

Posted Mon Nov 4, 2013 at 10:30 AM PST by
Need for Speed: Rivals

The PS4 will have a Frostbite-powered racer on launch day.

'Need for Speed: Rivals' has stepped up its release date ever so slightly, and in so doing become a launch day, November 15th title. With the delay of 'DriveClub,' which was set to have a free version for PS Plus members on launch day, 'Need for Speed: Rivals' steps in to provide a must needed boost for the PS4's launch day line-up.

From EA, "The wait for a next-gen games is getting unbearable! And our team at Ghost Games has been pushing themselves to be a part of PlayStation’s big launch day. We’re excited to announce today that Need for Speed Rivals will be a launch title for PS4 in North America on November 15th.

"We’re stoked to be the first racing game on PS4, and believe we’re setting a new bar for driving gameplay and visuals. PS4, coupled with the Frostbite 3 engine, will give players unparalleled next-gen gaming — epic locations and vistas, stunning time of day and weather changes, and super high fidelity cars. But we’re not just about looks — what’s under the hood counts, too! With Rivals, we’re introducing AllDrive, a new feature which allows players to choose seamlessly between single player, co-op, or multiplayer, and a completely new way for you to play Need for Speed."

In addition to features like AllDrive, High-Stakes Rivalry, and Pursuit and Evasion, and pre-order bonuses such as Amazon's Ultimate Cop Pack, the PS4 version promises PS Vita Remote Play from day one. "This feature will work out of the box, allowing players to put down their DualShock 4, grab their Vita, and continue their game for those moments when you have to give up the TV. This is a great new feature, and when you also consider the drop-in functionality of Overwatch mode, we’re giving you more ways to enjoy and play Need for Speed."

You can find the latest info on 'Need for Speed: Rivals' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.

Source: PlayStation Blog

Author: Brian Hoss

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