First of all, I wanted to say a big thank-you to all the fans that played Need for Speed Rivals and made the game a huge hit around the world. Your dedication to Need for Speed makes us, more than ever, want to do more for you.
Everyone here at Ghost Games in Gothenburg feels passionate about the Need for Speed franchise and Rivals was just the first step for us. We exist to make games that are constantly improving… games that push the boundaries of technology and innovation. Most importantly, we exist to make games that excite our fans.
Hello, I am James Mouat, Lead Designer at Ghost Games, and in this post I want to talk about the progression and scoring mechanics in Need for Speed Rivals.
Progression is a big part of the experience when playing and we wanted to make sure we designed careers for both Cop and racer players that would give players lots of content that they could choose when, where and how they completed each path. We wanted to make sure that players who prefer to test their driving skill could choose that path through the narrative, players who preferred racing and competition would have a path open to them as well, and of course the players who want to trade paint and wreck other players could make their way through their careers choosing goals that gave them an outlet for their aggression. Most importantly though, players are free to mix and match these styles of play at each step through the game’s progression system, meaning that every player will have a unique career path and unique experience.
E3 is one of the biggest events of the year and if you didn’t get a chance to stay on top of all the Need for Speed news, announcements and reveals don’t worry because here’s everything that you missed!
At the EA Press Conference on June 10th we debuted a brand-new trailer featuring Need for Speed Rivals‘ street-racing rivalry between Cops and Racers! In addition to the action seen in the new trailer you’ll also see that we revealed a few more cars that will be available in the game; the Nissan GT-R Black Edition, Lexus LFA, and Pagani Huayra.