Need for Speed: Shift – First Look Interview

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The Need for Speed series is going to be moving in a new direction with the upcoming title Need for Speed: Shift and this video interview takes a first look at the game as well as what it will entail.

It seems as though EA are looking to release a ProStreet-done-right title, it still leaves me wondering why in the heck they aren’t just listening to the fans and taking the series back to the good old days of Hot Pursuit that made the franchise so popular in the first place.

At first glance the game bares a striking resemblence to Codemaster’s Grid and is once again looking to take a stab at the GT5/Forza market. I was quite surprised that in the interview, Patrick Soderlund made the bold claim that Shift looks better than anything out there at the moment. Is he talking garbage or is it possible that the game actually looks better than Grid and GT5 Prologue?

The screenshots are impressive, but I usually don’t trust them and prefer to wait for some direct-feed video instead.

What do you guys think? Is this game looking like the saviour of the Need for Speed series or are EA just setting themselves up for yet another over-marketed underwhelming Need for Speed title?

Need for Speed: Shift will be released sometime this Spring on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC.

Last Updated: March 5, 2009

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