[dropcap]E[/dropcap]A’s upcoming racing adventure game, Need for Speed: Rivals, is to launch on the PlayStation 4 on November 15th in North America – seven days earlier than first announced.
The new instalment in the racing series will replaced DriveClub, another racing game originally set to release along with the launch of the next generation console but was delayed last month.
The game – the first instalment to be developed by newly created studio Ghost Games – will also include a brand new feature called “All Drive”. This features allows gamers to select between single-player, co-op, or multiplayer, according to PlayStation.
Confirming the news of the release on their PlayStation Blog, Jessica Damerst, EA’s Community Manager, wrote: “The wait for a next-gen games is getting unbearable! And our team at Ghost Games has been pushing themselves to be a part of PlayStation’s big launch day. We’re excited to announce today that Need for Speed Rivals will be a launch title for PS4 in North America on November 15th.
“We’re stoked to be the first racing game on PS4, and believe we’re setting a new bar for driving gameplay and visuals,” she continued. “PS4, coupled with the Frostbite 3 engine, will give players unparalleled next-gen gaming — epic locations and vistas, stunning time of day and weather changes, and super high fidelity cars.
“But we’re not just about looks — what’s under the hood counts, too! With Rivals, we’re introducing AllDrive, a new feature which allows players to choose seamlessly between single player, co-op, or multiplayer, and a completely new way for you to play Need for Speed.”
Rivals launches on thePS4 in Europe on November 29th whilst the Xbox One version opens on November 22nd. Versions for current generation consoles launch on November 19th.
Source: PlayStation’s US Blog