New Need for Speed: Rivals trailer shows off car customisation

EA has released a new trailer for its upcoming racing game—Need for Speed: Rivals. The trailer shows some of the personalisation...


EA has released a new trailer for its upcoming racing game—Need for Speed: Rivals. The trailer shows some of the personalisation that players can engage in with their cars. It looks like players will be able to modify the colour of their cars, apply graphic vinyl, and even get some performance boosts. More interesting, however, is the ability to buy special skills that can be used, for example, to escape the cops faster.

Sadly enough, there doesn’t seem to be any option to modify the body of the cars. This essentially means that players can’t add body kits, bumpers, side skirts or spoilers to their cars. Many would call this a step down from older games in the series, such as Need for Speed: Carbon or even older ones like the Underground series.

 

 

Need for Speed: Rivals will be coming out on current-generation consoles on November 19. The company has also announced plans to release the game for the next-gen consoles, namely the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4, sometime this year. The current-gen platforms that will be getting the game include the Xbox 360, the PlayStation 3 and PC. As of now, EA hasn't revealed if the Wii U will be getting a version.

Much like the previous game – Most Wanted – Rivals will feature an open world and will have challenges and collectibles. It is being developed by EA’s new studio, Ghost Games. Need for Speed: Rivals will have a greater emphasis on cops vs racers. Much like the previous Hot Pursuit games, Rivals will let players play as both racers and cops, moving up the ranks in their respective “faction” and unlocking new customisation options.