4K, Unlocked Frame Rate; Need For Speed Is Coming To PC

👤by Chris Yeo Comments 📅11.02.2016 22:54:01

Electronic Arts (EA) have released a new trailer & details with regards to the latest Need For Speed game that is coming to PC..

The Need for Speed franchise has been a popular racing game series for the past 22 years, during of which the PC versions of the series have had a very bumpy ride, mainly due to performance & port quality from their console counter-parts.

Need for Speed Rivals being a good example of such controversy; hard-coded to run at 30 frames per second, this both infuriated & frustrated any a prospective series fan whom purchased the game on the PC.

EA however have recognised this and in a 'PC Reveal' trailer to push & promote the series reboot - named Need For Speed - they have highlighted 4K resolution support, high fidelity audio and an unlocked frame rate specific for the PC release.

Manual transmission is also being added for all versions of the game since this was not part of the games original release for major consoles in November 2015.

Here are EA's thoughts on the PC release:

We’re incredibly proud of how good Need for Speed looks visually, a sentiment we know many of you share, and we’re excited to show you the game running at a higher frame rate. Seeing is believing so we’re hoping when you see and play Need for Speed running with an unlocked framerate and at a 4k resolution you’ll be just as excited as we are.

The extra development time has allowed us to create the definitive NFS PC experience. One of the burning topics of discussion amongst our Community has been the inclusion of Manual Transmission - we can now confirm this will be in the game when Need for Speed launches on PC.

With the release on PC we're also adding steering wheel support for a selection of wheels from Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec. As with Manual Transmission this is a decision taken based purely on Community feedback. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best Need for Speed experience possible and your feedback has been playing a huge role in that.

When Need for Speed launches on PC it will also contain all the improvements and tweaks we’ve made up to now, including both the Icons and Legends updates from day one. The Showcase update is currently scheduled to arrive on PC shortly after launch.

The PC version of Need for Speed will be releasing on March 15th. If you’re an Origin Access member, you can play the game early for a limited time, starting March 10. Not a member? Join today.

For those players on console we can also confirm that Manual Transmission will be making its way to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Keep an eye on official channels for future updates.

We look forward to welcoming our PC fans to Ventura Bay, we’ll see you on the streets.
source: EA

15th of March it is then, start your motors - or in this case, GPU's - & get ready.

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