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Kvally

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New Need for Speed reportedly combining photo-realism with "anime elements"​

And will be set in a fictional Chicago.



Following recent claims developer Criterion's new Need for Speed game could be launching as soon as November, it's now been reported the racer will be set in a fictional version of Chicago and will combine a "photo-realistic" art style with "anime elements".

That's according to VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb, who discussed the long-awaited project in the latest episode of his Grubbsnax show. Elaborating on his claims the new Need for Speed would "be photo-realistic, but it’s going to have on top of that, anime elements", Grubb (as thanks VGC) explained, "You know when you see a car commercial or something like that and the car’s driving around, but then cartoons flames and stuff are flying off it? That’s the kind of the aesthetic that they seem to be going for."

Away fron (sic) Need for Speed's new visual style, Grubb also claimed the racer will take place in a fictionalised version of Chicago, known as Lake Shore City, and that various familiar features would be returning for this latest Need for Speed instalment. These are said to include Autolog and its multiplayer focused social tools, plus the ability to "customise all the pieces of your car".

Grubb has previously reported the next Need for Speed would forego a console release on PS4 and Xbox One, instead targeting Series X/S and PS5, that it would arrive this November.

EA initially confirmed a new Criterion-developed Need for Speed game was in the works at the tail-end of 2020, slapping it with a vague release window of somewhere between April 2021 and the end of March this year. However, that launch was later delayed to EA's fiscal year 2023, with the publisher announcing it had made the decision to move Criterion away from Need for Speed to help DICE "deliver the best [Battlefield] experience possible to our players".
 
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Interesting, will there be eurobeat musik? (Did I do that right Swede ?)


You did lol

Also, strange coincidence, not having played NFS since the original hot pursuit, I just downloaded NFS heat since it's basically the only game in the series (and payback) that got wheel support from Xbox one era and forward. Haven't tried it out yet though,.
 
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Still can't tell if those weird cartoon effects are actually in gameplay or not. Hope not, looks weird AF.
 
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The trailer doesn't speak to me. At all. But I will reserve judgment on the game until they show what the actual racing looks like.
 

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The trailer doesn't speak to me. At all. But I will reserve judgment on the game until they show what the actual racing looks like.
I have mixed feelings on the art, looks cool, but I feel like the animation needs to be on twos, get more of that anime vibe with motion, at least with the characters. But keep the smoothness of the latter initial d anime with the cars.

There’s leaked footage where there’s the option to turn off certain effects like the animated wings and fire…. I’ll post it later, if I remember
 
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- running at 4K 60FPS using the Frostbite engine
- brand new high-framerate physics system
- offline single-player racing with a campaign
- multiplayer with cross-play support
- free post-launch content updates
 

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Oh snap, that's a lot of cars for a NFS game. I'll check out the 10 hour trial on day 1 and make my decision.
 
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  23. Buick Grand National GNX 1987
  24. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray 2020
  25. Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible 2020
  26. Chevrolet C10 Stepside Pickup 1965
  27. Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport 2017
  28. Chevrolet Camaro Z28 2014
  29. Chevrolet Corvette Z06 2013
  30. Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967
  31. Chevrolet Bel Air 1955
  32. Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 2019
  33. Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 2017
  34. Dodge Challenger SRT8 2014
  35. Dodge Charger R/T 1969
  36. Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat 2019
  37. Ferrari LaFerrari 2016
  38. Ferrari Testarossa Coupé 1984
  39. Ferrari 488 GTB 2016
  40. Ferrari F40 1988
  41. Ferrari 458 Italia 2009
  42. Ferrari 488 Pista 2019
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  44. Ferrari 458 Spider 2011
  45. Ford F-150 Raptor 2017
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Only 5 cars from the last 2 years.
 
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I'd like to see EA take this back to its roots and just focus on the cars and scenery and not all this Fast and Furious s***.
It's beyond stereotypical now.

I do like the art direction though. It's interesting.
 
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Was kind of put off at first with the effects, but willing to give it a try. Thankfully something you can disable at least.
 

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Be good to start showing footage without the effects.
 

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Still can't tell if those weird cartoon effects are actually in gameplay or not. Hope not, looks weird AF.
I actually like it. Looks different. Kinda like the Spiderverse movie where the background and cars can look tangible and even real, with that cartoon layer on top. I dig it.
 
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