Need For Speed: SHIFT 2 Races Towards End Of 2011
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. Or rather, if you only need to make a few tweaks and improvements, don't abandon a solid foundation.
Last year's Need for Speed: SHIFT was a great racing game that put intensity on a pedestal; that cockpit view was both realistic and exhilarating. And here's some good news if you enjoyed the experience: EA has let it slip that a sequel is in the works, and now, Need for Speed: SHIFT 2 is set for a fourth-quarter release in 2011. As of now, we have little to nothing in the way of details, but it's probably the second NFS game EA cited in February; the first was Criterion's upcoming Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, which is slated for this November. So what are you hoping for in SHIFT 2? Granted, there is room for improvement but let's not forget that in terms of in-car realism, Gran Turismo 5 should once again set the bar. So EA will definitely have their work cut out for them, despite the legions of hardcore NFS followers. We know you're out there.
We'll let you know when EA decides to tell us more about the anticipated sequel. Hopefully, we won't have to wait too long.
8/3/2010 9:06:49 PM John Shepard