Need for Speed Video Game Gets a Reboot
Do you love cars? Do you dig video games? Well this is for you.
Ghost Games has announced that they’ll be previewing their reboot of the Need for Speed series at E3, but to hold you off here’s a teaser!
Over 20 years of history is being retold in a way that Ghost hopes will captivate old fans and lure in new ones. Coming to Playstation 4, Xbox One and PC. The plans for the game include an immersive narrative that’ll introduce and carry players through the game, a open world with day to night racing including a deep customization and based on the Underground series.
“Need for Speed needs to understand what it really is,” Marcus Nilsson, one of the games developers told GameSpot. “What are the core values of the brand, what are the types of experiences that we want to give to gamers? And sometimes it can be hard to do that when you have different development teams in different parts of the world. So the theory, or the strategy, for us was to become the owners of Need for Speed.”
The developers took a year off to better understand what it is the gamers want from the game itself, and by spending an extra year developing the game they’ve developed a much better product.
Nilsson told Gamespot that the brand has a lot of room to move up. The game is a popular franchise that at one point sold ten times more than it does now and the blockbuster it spawned starring Aaron Paul didn’t do as well as hoped. Nilsson seems ready to prove that Need for Speed can be taken back to it’s roots and provide a new and thrilling experience.
They’re adding a series of features that’ll allow online multiplayer gameplay. Nilsson is confident that the racing game genre is rising again, and that with the better quality of the game and the higher possibilities as far as graphics and gaming physics, the game will be successful and popular again.