With the launch of Gran Turismo 5 right around the corner, I thought, “Hey, why not take a look at another huge racing franchise, that in my opinion was amazing.” EA just released news of a spring 2011 launch of a sequel to Need for Speed Shift, a dominant name is simulation racers this generation. With GT5 being solely a PS3 benchmark of simulation racers, NFS Shift 2 Unleashed will be available to X360, PS3, and PC gamers alike. This means a bigger audience for what could be a competent rival to the Gran Turismo Franchise. The aspect to these games (NFS shift and shift 2 unleashed) that really gave them a name in the racing genre, was their “true racing” experience. Slightly Mad Studios (the developers of NFS shift franchise) put you behind the wheel with a truly visceral and mind numbing realism that has been unrivaled. The incorporation of beautiful graphics with supreme sound engineering made Need for Speed Shift a one of a kind experience.
“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 Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED. “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.”
SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED features an all-new rendering engine with a massive graphics overhaul that puts the player in the heart of the racing action. With an innovative helmet camera view simulating the physical experience of driving at 200mph, the thrilling experience of night racing and authentic degradation of tracks and cars, this is tomorrow’s sim for today’s adrenaline fueled racer. SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED also incorporates the next generation of Need for Speed Autolog – the groundbreaking network that connects friends for epic head-to-head races and compares player stats for the ultimate social racing competition. Look forward to this one arriving Spring 2011. For all your gaming needs keep it locked at ConsolelLink.com.