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Need for Speed: Undercover Coming
EA's seminal racing franchise gets yet another new name, and likely a change in focus.
by Chris Roper

June 18, 2008 - To no one's surprise, EA is set to release the next installment in the Need for Speed franchise later this year in the form of Need for Speed: Undercover. In an interview with gamesindustry.biz, Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello said that the title is in development from one of EA Vancouver's two NFS teams. He also hinted that its inspiration comes from movies like The Transporter, though we'll have to wait and see what he means by that.

The single previous Need for Speed team was split into two last year to allow each of the two teams more time to create yearly updates for the franchise. Rather than giving one team only 12 months to create the next installment, each team would now have a full two years, with the teams trading release years, obviously. Being that the team was only split last year, the Undercover team will only have a little over 16 months to create the title, but the extra breathing room must certainly welcome in any case.

In the interview, Riccitiello also discussed his disappointment with last year's Need for Speed ProStreet, and said that the reason for splitting the team into to two was to help insure that future titles would actually be a worthy experience.

No consoles were specified for Undercover, but given the franchise's history, we'd expect to see it hit every major system.
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EA's dominating racing series takes a left turn with this uniquely action-oriented entry in the franchise, where players use their driving skills honed in previous NFS games to control their vehicle in dangerous, high speeds encounters.

NOTE: This game has been announced as a title in production, and as previous Need For Speed games have blanketed every platform imaginable, it's likely that this system will see this game in some form. However, the title has not yet been officially announced for any specific platform -- it may or may not be released for this system. Please check back for official info.
Here is the article:
http://ps3.ign.com/articles/882/882666p1.html

PC:
http://pc.ign.com/objects/142/14261964.html


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Genre: Racing Action
Also Available On: PC, Xbox 360, Wireless, Nintendo DS, Wii, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3
Release Date: November 1, 2008
MSRP: $39.99
 
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Let's just hope it isn't anything like Pro Street, that game was the worst of the series.
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Sweet! Now I have to make sure I finished Most Wanted and GRID before Undercover is released.

But this game better not suck like Pro Street. I'm hoping it's more like Most Wanted. I love that one to death.
 
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Awww I thought they said they were going to go back to the underground scene.
    
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Every single game is just like the last.
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I'm hoping it's more like Most Wanted. I love that one to death.
agreed, the whole run and race system was awesome, just hope for a larger city on the scale of GTA, cause a game like most wanted with the scale of GTA would be sweet.
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RIP NFS?

/waits
    
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agreed, the whole run and race system was awesome, just hope for a larger city on the scale of GTA, cause a game like most wanted with the scale of GTA would be sweet.
With multiplayer freeroam. I used to play Carbon cause of the customization, but eventually went to Test Drive: Unlimited because me and some friends could just drive around. If you could free roam like TDU, and customize your cars like Carbon...I wouldn't need another game.
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Every single game is just like the last.


What the hell are you talking about? Have you played most wanted, then played pro street? completely different story line, and the objectives don't follow the same vein at all.

pro street tried to hope on the forza/PG/GT success wagon, and failed.
MW is running away from cops, dragging, and smashin stuff up.

you sir, must re-educate yourself.
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What the hell are you talking about? Have you played most wanted, then played pro street? completely different story line, and the objectives don't follow the same vein at all.

pro street tried to hope on the forza/PG/GT success wagon, and failed.
MW is running away from cops, dragging, and smashin stuff up.

you sir, must re-educate yourself.
You phailed to include the biggest phail next to Pro Street... Carbon. The people had yellow teeth!
    
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