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Need for Speed: The Run – 200 Racers, One Avalanche

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist

You may recognize Executive Producer Jason DeLong on Need for Speed: The Run from our live E3 show, which we streamed live from our PlayStation booth earlier this year. Interactive cinemas, fast cars and loud tunes propelled The Run at E3, but all along EA Black Box was quietly scheming to reveal more at gamescom.

In my play session, I chased after a pearl white Laborghini Aventador down a treacherous mountain road on Independence Pass in Colorado. Then it happened: I found myself staring at an oncoming avalanche from behind the wheel of my car, plowing and drifting through chaos while I sat comfortably in a dark room at EA’s show floor. I couldn’t help but smile after my demo session with Need for Speed: The Run, knowing that I finally got to play a true-to-form Michael-Bay-inspired Hollywood action racer on my PS3.

I got a few minutes with DeLong and picked his brain about a retaining the authenticity and how the high-tech Frostbite rendering engine opens up new storytelling vistas for this action racer.

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TarzanSr said:

August 24th, 11:59 am

NICE!

artform-fazeone said:

August 24th, 11:59 am

Awesome!!!!!! Thanks for the heads up!!!!

FredNation said:

August 24th, 12:09 pm

Beta, demo, NFS excitement?!

marshall226 said:

August 24th, 12:11 pm

Cant w8 i already pre-ordered. But will there be split screen? plz reply!

marshall226 said:

August 24th, 12:12 pm

Cant w8 i already pre-ordered. But will there be split screen? plz reply!!!!

Sponge-worthy said:

August 24th, 12:13 pm

Can someone at Sony pleeease give Rey an off-camera position?

FredNation said:

August 24th, 12:17 pm

@4 I want to know the same, will there be split-screen!?

Kchow23 said:

August 24th, 12:19 pm

Hopefully there are tons of races like this one and the one from the E3 demo in NFS: The Run and not “standard races”

ChaseHammerJ said:

August 24th, 12:46 pm

this game HAS to be better than NFS World….sheesh

WelmoscaBR said:

August 24th, 12:56 pm

woow that was great!!! I saw some videos in last week but this thing of avalanche is awesome…cant wait for more news…so I will allow to say that this NFS is a must have.

Alyyse said:

August 24th, 1:07 pm

something tells me that the frostbite2 engine is going to be my new best friend

tiuur said:

August 24th, 1:22 pm

Is this NFS having 2-Player Mode?

Shishimo9000 said:

August 24th, 1:47 pm

This looks really cool even though Need For Speed is kind of getting old… They’ve been really hit or miss. And why why why would he even make a reference to Need for Speed: Carbon… that game was a flaming pile of fail a total miss.

percast2 said:

August 24th, 2:09 pm

Hmmm More info plz

MadMeat001 said:

August 24th, 5:21 pm

an exclusive car for the ps3 version, to be honest that’s not much of a big deal.. like come on! it’s just a new car! >_>

Rick1220 said:

August 24th, 8:27 pm

OH HELL YES! Day 1 purchase.

Fire_Crazed said:

August 24th, 10:33 pm

hmm BF3 with Frostbite 2 and now Need For Speed with Frostbite 2… this holiday season imma be happy!

jasonmask said:

August 25th, 4:47 am

Sorry to say but EA doesn’t make good driving games anymore

mgsnull617 said:

August 25th, 6:41 am

whats frostbite2 engine is it better than cry-engine from crysis2?

HomerX-99 said:

August 25th, 7:36 am

Interviewer is brutal. ditch him.

squiggyrocks said:

August 25th, 9:04 am

Looks like a cool game!

DoTheKiller91 said:

August 25th, 9:48 am

NEED FOR SPEED PORSCHE UNLEASHED FOR PS1 CLASSIC PLEASE!!!

Exalted_Knight said:

August 25th, 12:30 pm

See if EA blackbox can release some details on the following please?

Custom Soundtracks?
PlayStation Move Support?
PS3 Racing wheel support? Logitech G25, 27, Thrustmaster, Logitech GTPro. Etc..
Invite in Game?
Will this be a PSVita Title?
if so will it have Cross Play Compatibility?
if so will it have PSVita Trophies.

Thanks!

PhadedWun said:

August 25th, 2:54 pm

This was not really on my radar before.

It is now. It looks like Hot Pursuit.

That is a good thing.

LeadPaint said:

August 30th, 11:04 am

It is better that the benchmark? NFS: High Stakes?

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