EA has just announced that the sequel to Need for Speed: Shift will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC during spring of next year.
Shift 2 Unleashed, developed by Slightly Mad Studios, will feature the same kind of visceral racing which the original was known for, with an emphasis on the real life implications of pulling multiple Gs when tackling corners in fourth gear or ramming head first into a barrier at over 100mph.
"Shift 2 Unleashed is redefining immersive racing by blending the rush of tearing up the track at unbelievable speeds with the emotional experience of competitive battle," said executive producer for Shift 2 Unleashed, Marcus Nilsson.
"We are also working closely with real-world performance drivers to ensure that Shift 2 Unleashed captures their experience and becomes the benchmark in authentic racing action."
The drivers Nilsson refers to are the members of Team Need for Speed, a collective of real world professional drivers affiliated with EA to offer feedback on their racing titles.
Other than talking up an innovative new helmet view, in addition to the revolutionary dashboard view which featured in the original, there’s very little information to go on.
That said, dropping the Need for Speed name is a statement of this developer’s intent for their latest racer to be taken more seriously by enthusiasts.
We’ll have more on Shift 2 Unleashed soon.
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