After months of waiting, PC gamers can now play Need for Speed next month. The delayed launching is good for a reason. EA Games added a bunch of improvements in the game such as unlocked frame rates, something that gaming community has requested.
Here's what is currently known about Need for Speed PC release date, new cars and features.
The game developer announced that Need for Speed is now available for pre-orders at the price of $59.99 USD for the regular edition. The deluxe edition is priced at $69.99 USD, and it comes with BMW M3 E46 "as a tricked out starter car." Moreover, the deluxe package offers lifetime discount for buyers, exclusive wraps and unique identifying sticker.
As for general features, the PC version of Need for Speed supports 4k resolution display, unlocked frame rates and various wheel peripherals from Logitech, Fanatec and Thrustmaster. Some of these improvements came from the requests and suggestions of Need for Speed gamers.
The game also features Manual Transmission for the desktop version. For PS4 and Xbox gamers, they are also scheduled to receive manual gear-shifting too, although there's still no information about its release date.
Nevertheless, it is interesting to know that EA Games is listening to the feedback and request of the gaming community, given that the game is an online experience that thrives when every player is enjoying. Because of these improvements, the delay is a welcomed decision.
"The extra development time has allowed us to create the definitive NFS PC experience," Need for Speed team told Slash Gear.
For those who will pre-order the PC version of the game, it will arrive on March 15 for North America based gamers, and will then release on March 17 for players around the world. For PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners, they can already have the title as it released back in November 2015 as originally scheduled.
According to the game's description, Need for Speed is rich in authentic customizations. Players can build a car that reflects their character with extensive visual and performance customization options.
In a game review from IGN, it says the racing-simulation game is "incredible" and "fantastic". The game developer also added a welcome dose of nuance by letting players tune their cars for either grip or drift.
Need for Speed got a score of 6.3/10 from IGN. The gaming website praised its visuals and gameplay.