Friday, June 1st 2007

EA Shifts Gears with Need for Speed ProStreet

Electronic Arts is shifting to another series of Need for Speed called ProStreet. The game is being developed by EA Black Box in Vancouver, B.C., and is slated to ship this fall. Need for Speed ProStreet boasts impeccable precision and impressively detailed photo-realistic graphics, effectively transporting you to the center of street racing again. It pushes the “Autosculpt” technology to a new level, allowing full car damage, custom performance improvements as well as personalizing the car's appearance. The game also features improved AI system and new online mode. Need for Speed ProStreet will be available for Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, PLAYSTATION3 computer entertainment system, and Wii as well as the PlayStation2, Nintendo DS, PSP (PlayStation Portable), PC and mobile. More information can be found here.

Source: EA Games
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42 Comments on EA Shifts Gears with Need for Speed ProStreet

#1
Wile E
Power User
I hope they bring back a more comprehensive modding system for performance upgrades. That's the thing I missed the most in the last 2. Underground 2 is still my favorite in terms of gameplay.
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#2
Grings
agreed, im actually playing through most wanted at the moment (ive had it ages, but lost interest first time round) its not bad, but i thought underground2 was a lot better

back on topic, the damage modelling looks pretty cool, but it could turn out to be a right bunch of arse if 1 bad crash = game over, im not one for anally learning tracks
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#3
Agility
Prays for
1. Wide screen support
2. Not another car + a shitty gameplay = new NFS
3. Better online gameplay
4. No more emo music

Curses
1. TOO ub3r reflection making it so OVER realistic
2. Crashes
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#4
tkpenalty
by: Wile E
I hope they bring back a more comprehensive modding system for performance upgrades. That's the thing I missed the most in the last 2. Underground 2 is still my favorite in terms of gameplay.
yeah I still play it :)

BUT WHY DID THEY HAVE TO SMASH UP THE RX7

389Kmh FTW ON UPPDER DECK FTW!!!!
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#5
Conti027
yay!! no more of the getto (dont know how to spell it) NFS's i hate the undergrounds but most wanted wasnt bad tho. the 3rd was probly the best or the other one i dont really remember the name it was like high something, besides thos 2 carbon was the best cause it had some sweet cars.
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#6
Benpi
This game looks cool, but unfortunately, I've gotten over the whole Fast and the Furious phase years ago. Body Kit street racer games / movies just don't interest me anymore. Burnout Revenge FTW!!
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#8
Darknova
^_^ I really hope it's more like Underground 2 in terms of tuning. I prefered the gameplay and story in Most Wanted though (even though it was missing drift).
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#9
GLD
The screens look awesome. Sweet looking graphics for sure, but what is the deal with the gorgeous black car having a different set of front and rear wheels? It looks pretty low rent to me. :confused:
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#10
ex_reven
by: GLD
The screens look awesome. Sweet looking graphics for sure, but what is the deal with the gorgeous black car having a different set of front and rear wheels? It looks pretty low rent to me. :confused:
Dont some cars do that?
Like some drag cars use different types of tyres. Eg soft rear wheels and hard front ones.
Soft gives better grip for the rear wheels to drive while the harder front tyres have longer life. Something like that...
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#12
Jimmy 2004
No! Not damage! Probably only visual like the old games though.

Anyway... Underground was the first NFS I played, I liked that, Underground 2 was even better because it gave GTA style freedom, Most Wanted was ok, Carbon was good but would have been better if you could mod the car as much as in Underground 2. The Wii version of Carbon is surprisingly fun with the right controls (not default) so I'll probably go for ProStreet on that.
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#13
RickyG512
UNDERGROUND 2 RULEZ lol

trailer looks too good, i just hope it will look like dat

is it DX10 ?
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#14
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
NFSU and NFSU2 were awesome. Im playing the latest NFS and its bad ass.

I like the new graphics and modeling they are showing. Seems like they are taking great advantage of the next gen consoles.

Im hoping for now, more hip music. Meaning Rock and Pop and Hip/Hop. Their music selection for games has been horrible.
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#15
rampage
One thing i hope this game brings back is some good tuning options. There is nothing like sitting up late with beer in hand tuning some ECU's
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#16
Darknova
by: WarEagleAU
Im hoping for now, more hip music. Meaning Rock and Pop and Hip/Hop. Their music selection for games has been horrible.
The soundtrack for NFSU/2 was the best, Most Wanted and Carbon were really lacking...
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#17
theonetruewill
I'm hoping whatever mind-boggling witchcraft that made NFS carbon play abominably on Nvidia 7XXX GPU's doesn't happen this time round. For goodness sake, @1024x768 a highly clocked X1650XT could beat a 7950GT in fps. Now that's just wrong.
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#18
Casheti
I love the NFS series and I've owned Underground 1 & 2, Carbon and Most Wanted. Yes Underground 2 was purely the best for customisation, but if they can blend Carbon customisation with that from Underground 2, it will be truly unique.

Another thing is the damage. NFS has long suffered with no damage, and I always hated that. Smash into a wall at high speed and all you did is slow down. I want paint scratches, broken windows, damaged bodywork, and the ultimate kewlness: punctured tyres!! But let's not expect too much from EA.

The trailer does look sweet but it doesn't really show much racing, although I've only seen that one. I hear there are more?

Well EA, I hope you get this one right, and for once make a game without stupid bugs.

Referring to a post up above, when the hell was the music ever emo lol?? I loved the soundtrack on all NFS's, despite a few songs. I can't wait for this game!! ^^ And they best make the online good this time :banghead:

P.S. @ OnBoard, your links are broken! :D
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#19
Jimmy 2004
by: Casheti
Another thing is the damage. NFS has long suffered with no damage, and I always hated that. Smash into a wall at high speed and all you did is slow down. I want paint scratches, broken windows, damaged bodywork, and the ultimate kewlness: punctured tyres!! But let's not expect too much from EA.
IIRC you could get your tires punctured by the police in most wanted couldn't you? With the stingers? Can't remember about Carbon, might have been in that too but I tended to get away from the cops quite quick normally.
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#20
Casheti
by: Jimmy 2004
IIRC you could get your tires punctured by the police in most wanted couldn't you? With the stingers? Can't remember about Carbon, might have been in that too but I tended to get away from the cops quite quick normally.
Well what I meant is, when your tires got punctured on Most Wanted, you automatically came to a stop, and that would not happen.

I want to be able to drive on with sparks flying everywhere :D
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#21
Seany1212
LOL, same, i want to see the tires obliterate themselves after going through the rubber stage, and make my car obliterate after hitting a wall at about 200mph head on :rockout::roll:
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#23
Dippyskoodlez
by: Darknova
The soundtrack for NFSU/2 was the best, Most Wanted and Carbon were really lacking...
I really thought most wanted was one of the best NFS made to date.

Its basically Hot pursuit mixed with Underground and a nice engine.

Perfect.


Now, carbon... well.. I just like to pretend that pile of crap doesn't even exist....
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#24
Ripper3
I'd love it if they did a "hardcore" version.
As realistic as they could make it. Grab a good racing engine from an already great racing game, say... GTR2 (one of the best, and I keep playing it, so let's use that as an example).
Allow modifications with real-world parts, and have autosculpt too... not the best thing ever, but at least you can mod parts, which is nice, make things unique-ish.
Have everything from aerodynamics, to turbo lag come into play, really make it real.
Have professional tuning, such as allowing you to set gear ratios and tyre pressures down to the last 1/100th or something.

Do that, and add a great soundtrack (or at least one you can add and edit easily by adding files, or shortcuts to files, like GTAVC and SA on PC).
Make the police AI more realistic (I hated how they were always able to speed up and slow down almost instantly, and how, if you crashed into a structure that then falls, even if a police car isn't around, you still damage one... i mean... WTF?!)
Do proper drift racing ffs... NFSU and NFSU2 drifting were quite possibly the best.
Add cars that people actually want (why did they ever allow a Lexus 4-door into the game?) and stop making two different games with different cars for different territories (Hondas for the US, Peugeots for Europe... doesn't seem fair to me comparing a 200BHP Civic Type-R to a 138BHP 206 GTI)

That along with some lesser things, would make NFS great imo... especially because, like Benpi said, he's out of the F&F phase, and I think most people are too, so I think something hardcore would really do the NFS series some good, possibly attracting a newer audience.
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#25
lemonadesoda
I still think NFS:Hotpursuit 2 and NFS: Porsche Unleashed were the best titles. Best gameplay. Most innovative at time of release.

NFS is getting tired. They should do a 2008 update of NFS: Porsche. That would be very nice.
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