The hot balmy British summer is nearly behind us. As the weather turns from summer rain into winter rain we are pushed deeper into our gaming dens. And as if the Game Publishers recruit psychics to work out the exact dates we can no longer venture outside, the year's big games start to form an orderly release queue.
One of the most anticipated of these big hitter titles is this years Need For Speed open world racing game. Confidently due slap bang in the middle of the 2015 prime time release period, 3/5 November 2015. Here I am going to take a look at some of the info we already know about Need for Speed 2015, including a speculative insight at the expected NFS system requirements. Hopefully to give you some idea as to what sort of performance your PC will get when NFS comes to the PC in a couple of months.
Need For Speed 2015 Release Period: November 3rd (US) or 5th (EU) 2015
Platforms Need For Speed 2015 is available on: PC, PS4 XBox One
Need For Speed 2015 full development began: 2013
Need For Speed 2015 Background: There isnt much to the background here. Do you love driving fast cars or watching Fast and the Furious? If so then you will probably enjoy some street racing here. The game's background is a little fluffy and light in detail and I am hoping that GD members can step in here to fill in the blanks in the comments section below.
What we know about Need For Speed 2015
- Lets get the big one out the way - You will need an online connection to play Need For Speed 2015
- Only available in EAs Origin Client
- Set in a fictional LA
- The map is reported to be twice the size of NFS Rivals
- It will require an always online connection *cough* SimCity
- 5 different skills to level up, Speed, style, build, crew, outlaw
- Get experience for a variety of actions like, going fast, customising your car, avoiding the police etc
- You might not be able to pause a single player race due to always online. This happened in NFS Rivals.
Need For Speed 2015 Confirmed Car List So Far
- BMW M4 F82
- BMW M3 E30
- BMW M3 E46
- Ford Mustang 2015
- Ford Mustang 1965
- Honda S2000
- Lamborghini Huracan
- Lamborghini Diablo SV
- Mazda MX5 Miata
- Mazda RX7
- Mitsubishi Evo 8/9
- Nissan 2000 Skyline
- Nissan 180SX
- Nissan Silvia S15
- Nissan R32
- Porsche 930
- Porsche 993
- Porsche 911 GT3
- Porsche 911 RWB Bodykit
- Subaru BRZ
- Toyota Supra
- Toyota AE86
- Volkswagen Golf Mk1
Need For Speed 2015 Game Engine
Its Frostbite 3.0 for the Need For Speed 2015 game engine. Its a few years old now, but its such a powerful game engine that it has plenty of legs in it. The previous NFS Rivals was also built on this engine and if you recall, was released on PC capped at 30FPS. It will be interesting to see if this happens again with NFS 2015.
Need For Speed 2015 Recommended System Requirements (Speculative)
- OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8 and above - 64bit
- CPU: Intel Core i3-2100 3.1GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 830
- RAM: 8 GB System Memory
- GPU VRAM: 2GB
- GPU: Nvidia GeForce GTX 950 or AMD Radeon HD 5970
- HD: 30 GB Free Hard Drive Space (speculative download size)
- DX: DirectX 11
- NET: Internet connection always on
We feel like the official Need For Speed 2015 requirements, when released, may well be a published as higher than this, but when all is said and done the requirements here are more than likely going to turn out a solid street racing experience. We have taken a look at our historical data behind the scenes for Frostbite games and in particular how well NFS Rivals seemed to scale against modern PCs and from that drawn our version of the requirements shown above. But it also stands that big publishers normally come out with requirements that shoot a "little" higher and then it takes a little bit for GD to find the real world specs a little while later.
Are you a petrol head gamer? How does the NFS reboot look to you guys? As I mentioned info on this title seems a little thin on the ground so I want the hardcore NFS gamers to share their thoughts below and tell everyone anything you know will likely turn up in NFS 2015. I am really interested to see how they handle this release. EA can sometimes really drop the ball, so lets see if they handle this next big NFS racing game with the respect that fans of the series deserve.