Need for Speed Shift 2 Dev : GT5 and Forza Graphics “Bland”

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EA recently announced a sequel to their arcade-with-sim-aspects racer, Need for Speed Shift 2, developed once again by Slightly Mad Studios. I personally think that – even though they’re different games, just under the same brand – the announcement came too soon after the release of Criterion’s Need for Speed hot Pursuit. I digress though, because that’s not what this post is about.

In an interview with OXM, Shift 2’s producer Marcus Nilsson has said that the upcoming sequel will run at 30 fps – but will look much more vibrant than “bland” Sim racers GT5 and Forza.

"You have to make a choice with today’s tech. Either you go for – and this is harsh but it’s what I think – the bland graphics of GT and Forza, or you try to push the bar for what consoles can do," he said, adding  "That’s what Slightly Mad is doing, and hence the decision was made to aim for 30 frames."

You know what this means, right? It means Forza and GT fans can stop going for each others’ throats, and rally together to hate on Need for Speed Shift. Is the enemy of my enemy not my friend?

Source : CVG

Last Updated: November 17, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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