Alongside a 5- minute gameplay demo, various details on the forthcoming Need for Speed: The Run were revealed at the E3 games show, including some references to the plot, and particularly some of the cars which will feature.
So the third Need for Speed game in the space of 12 months will follow a character called Jack on an illicit coast-to-coast race from San Francisco to New York, to apparently save Jack’s life. It’ll arrive on November 15th, 2011, and features the now standard Autolog social feature, Frostbite 2 game engine, and online multiplayer which includes the chance to join races already in progress. Apparently the online multiplayer will feature ranked matchmaking, levelling up to access vehicles, upgrades and abilities, and a number of different playlists.
The game itself is being developed by Black Box (As opposed to Criterion developing Hot Pursuit, and Slightly Mad creating Shift 2: Unleashed). And to help you evade the cops and beat other racers, five cars have so far been named as appearing in the game:
Need for Speed: The Run Car List:
- Audi R8 Coupe 5.2 FSI Quattro
- BMW E92 M3 GTS
- Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
- McLaren MP4-12C
- Porsche 911 GT2
Need for Speed: The Run is being released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3, PC, Wii and Nintendo DS on November 15, 2011.