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Need For Speed is getting ready for a closed beta

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Beta versions of games are all the rage these days. Hell, they’re the closest we’ll get to an actual demo now that developers aren’t keen to allow players to try before they buy. They’re also useful tools, as data from betas allows developers to know exactly what needs to be tuned and tweaked, although these fixes are usually only implemented with the day one patch.

EA’s upcoming Need For Speed, a game where your speed is silly and your fashion sense even more so, will be hopping on that bandwagon soon enough. The reboot will be taking on signups for a closed beta session that will launch sometime after September 25 and before the November 3 release of the game.

Here’s the catch: only Xbox One and PlayStation 4 players will be able to take part in the beta. Sorry PC gamers, you’re out of luck. Even though the sign-up is currently localised to the UK, a cursory glance at the terms and conditions reveals that the US of A, Canada, Japan and Europe will also get a chance to put the pedal to the metal, provided that you have an EA Origin account linked to your console of choice.


As silly as the latest Need For Speed looks, I’m kind of keen on the game. The best Need For Speed games are the ones that have clearly watched way too many Fast And Furious movies, embraced the underground car culture and wear a hat at a stupid sideways angle. In other words, I’m getting heavy Need For Speed Underground vibes from this reboot.

And now that the series has finally taken a breather that saw no game released in 2014, I’m actually feeling refreshed for it.

Last Updated: September 14, 2015


  1. That second image made me think of these idiots in Durarara xD


    • Kromas untamed

      September 14, 2015 at 10:00



      • Ottokie "Yahtzee"

        September 14, 2015 at 10:05

        3 episodes left to air on season 3 (Durarara!!x2 Ten)


  2. Admiral Chief Returns

    September 14, 2015 at 09:39

    Everyone knows more kazoz pipes equals more horses!


    • Ottokie "Yahtzee"

      September 14, 2015 at 09:42

      So those Uno’s and Toyota Tazz drivers “drag racing” with the lawnmower sounds actually do go faster O.o


  3. Ottokie "Yahtzee"

    September 14, 2015 at 09:44

    • Jonah Cash

      September 14, 2015 at 10:51

      Hahahaha!! That made me feel better, thanks!


  4. CypherGate

    September 14, 2015 at 09:45

    Why would you say the game looks silly Darryn? Just curious cause I think the new ones WAY better than all the ones that came out recently after Carbon. The cheesy cutscenes are basically trademark of the series Most Wanted and Carbon mostly).


  5. Nikola

    September 14, 2015 at 09:48

    I would really like to try the game before I buy it, however I think this will be a must buy for me I just miss that NFS game of old like underground where you can make your cars look ridiculous and a cheesy storyline is a must of course:)


  6. VampyreSquirrel

    September 14, 2015 at 09:59

    This game with have x amount of cars and tracks… and x*100 paid for DLC packs with additional cars and tracks.


    • Ottokie "Yahtzee"

      September 14, 2015 at 10:02

      Rocket League DLC $4… I’m sorted thanks xD


      • VampyreSquirrel

        September 14, 2015 at 11:37

        Speaking of Rocket League… FJ’s playing it right now… bastid


        • Ottokie "Yahtzee"

          September 14, 2015 at 12:05

          Hahaha, we have a full time job… we are screwed forever xD


          • VampyreSquirrel

            September 14, 2015 at 13:53

            Lol yeah… frikken wrong!

    • WitWolfy

      September 14, 2015 at 10:08

      It’s basically going to be Real Racing 3 but for consoles.


  7. WitWolfy

    September 14, 2015 at 10:07

    Another only online game from EA. Cant get consoles to go DRM online only??? Do it yourselves!


  8. Ghost In The Rift

    September 14, 2015 at 10:15

    Online only so yet another need for speed game ill be skipping and just play another play Most Wanted(original) until there is a decent enough Need for Speed game untouched by the thoughts of online and micro-transactions…0_o


  9. Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    September 14, 2015 at 10:24

    By now I’ve missed so many NFS games, I’d be competing for first place to not care…


  10. Jonah Cash

    September 14, 2015 at 10:50

    Another car game, that will look and feel like the other 10 car games that came out over the last 2-3 years. You can only add so much to these… I find car games truly boring, just not my cup of tea. But I see the appeal for some people.


  11. Spidy Duz It

    September 14, 2015 at 11:17

    so many good games coming out from now till december, its awesome to be gamer. cant wait for NFS BO3 & FIFA


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