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E3 Replay: Need for Speed: The Run Unbuckles the Seatbelt

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist


Sid, Jeff and I have this recurring debate on how to keep a gaming franchise fresh and new over multiple iterations. We’ve discussed everything from and removing the football from Madden to taking BioShock out of the deep blue sea (oh wait.) These may sound like little more than preposterous game pitches, but with the latest iteration of Need for Speed, it seams like the dev team at EA eavesdropped on one of our many heated debates. Need for Speed: The Run takes the driver out of the car and into the underbelly of the city streets.

Executive Producer Jason Delong joined us on our E3 livestream and presented a radically different vision for Need for Speed — one in which you’re not always behind the wheel. I’ve always been a huge fan of all things fast, and Need for Speed has been a long time favorite racing franchise of mine, so when Jason walked us through The Run, I was skeptical at first — but by the end, I was sold on the newest Need for Speed.

Check out the video above for a full in-depth walk-through.

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materclobber said:

June 21st, 12:09 pm

Need for speed the run!!!! do you get to free roam?!

zabelzerolp said:

June 21st, 12:13 pm

wow i want to get this game. (u guys look and sound tor up lol :) Yeah E3!!!

materclobber said:

June 21st, 12:16 pm

wish there was free roam but looks like a cool story line for a movie like infamous

materclobber said:

June 21st, 12:16 pm

new version of racing!

MarinoBrea said:

June 21st, 12:24 pm

The only thing I’d like them to answer (which they haven’t been asked for some reason, while on camera I guess), is : What happens if you fail one of those quick-time events? Does the story change? Do you open up different paths for the story and the “run”? Do you just fail? Please don’t tell me you just get to redo it or , even worse, that it really doesn’t matter if you fail those events ’cause that would make them the lamest mechanic ever (and It would certainly demand a SKIP option!), not to mention it would be a total waste of resources and severe creative shortsightedness.

mendochef said:

June 21st, 12:34 pm

This NFS looks like fun . Looking forward to it ! Thanks for the recap.

PatriotEyez27 said:

June 21st, 12:45 pm

C’mon Black Box.

Bring back Underground!

tacotaskforce said:

June 21st, 12:46 pm

Can we please rebuckle the seatbelt? I bought the game for the car; I’d like to stay inside it.

tiuur said:

June 21st, 12:49 pm

mmm Why bullets don’t damage the car?

migueIcamargoHD said:

June 21st, 1:01 pm

Nothing better than Need for Speed Most Wanted……….

doodooshorts said:

June 21st, 1:03 pm

ive always wanted a “cannonball run” type of game….all the racing and all the debauchery at the hotels and bars between the race stages. ROCKSTAR, CAN YOU HEAR ME?!

kolkidkilla said:

June 21st, 1:12 pm

there should be a camra that shows the steering wheel like in midnightclub la

DonAngelito said:

June 21st, 1:35 pm

i think this s going to be one of the best selling game from Need For Speed it looks like the type of game i would play over and over and never get tired

joshv-da-man said:

June 21st, 2:31 pm

finally a need for speed when u can get out of ur car! lol

TONY-Q said:

June 21st, 2:47 pm

this looks awesome…

Gabe_194 said:

June 21st, 8:29 pm

That was a Good move that Sony has made a partnership with EA. Very good move.

MadMeat001 said:

June 21st, 9:46 pm

I hope there will be some “Fast and Furious” feeling in the game :)

MadMeat001 said:

June 21st, 9:47 pm

And Camera that show the steering wheels! :D

DoTheKiller91 said:

June 22nd, 9:39 am

Bugatti Veyron SS exclusive for PS3? OooooOoooOoooh! Can’t wait! :)

R3DhairDNTcare said:

June 22nd, 10:45 am

Looks nice gotta get this one

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 1:40 pm

nice

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 1:42 pm

this nfs thr run and nfs hotpusuit two most greats alltime

zech678 said:

June 22nd, 1:45 pm

@10 hate say this need for speed hot pursuit better then most wanted

DoTheKiller91 said:

June 22nd, 3:32 pm

I kno there will be no free roam and tuning so i hope they will put more cars instead, like 75-85 cars would be nice! Im hyped about the run, but… not as mutch as Hot Pursuit, i guess its because the last NFS game Black Box did was rushed and not so good… cough*Undercover*cough! Undercover had very annoying bugs like more than 70% of the time when i exit the garage after buying/selling/tuning my cars, i would fall into this hole… Mmm… oh and how are going to purchase cars in the run? Will it be free like HP or will they cost money?

AngelZee_97 said:

June 22nd, 5:56 pm

@9 that is not the actual game which is why the bullets dont damage the car but im pretty sure on the real game it will get damaged that is probably the beta.

this game looks like fun! looks somewhat like NFS hot pursuit but also with street racing i just hope there is free roam and alot of good cars and you better be able to make your own vinyls or else im going to be mad.

galston476 said:

June 22nd, 8:22 pm

can someone send tell me where i can find details about online gameplay?

Ballin-tuff said:

June 26th, 1:52 pm

Frostbite engine = AWESOME

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