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Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Bojan » 03 Aug 2010, 22:40

VG247 reports that Need for Speed SHIFT 2 is in development and is scheduled for a Q4 FY2011 release. That's all we can give you for now, but as soon as something new appears, we'll let you know!

Q4 FY2011 translates to first quarter of 2011.

Update: Slightly Mad Studios, the studio behind the original SHIFT, has been confirmed as the developer of SHIFT2 (VirtualR, Hydro_PT)
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Hydro_PT » 03 Aug 2010, 23:44

Yeah, this is really nice. :)

I was hoping for a new SHIFT, hope they make another good game. If they focus on improving what was good and fixing what was not so good, we will have another good NFS. If Criterion nails Hot Pursuit too, the NFS franchise will certainly have a better look.

Btw I reported the news first. Yeah, I want a prize. :mrgreen:

Joke. ;)

EDIT: Slightly Mad Studios is confirmed to be working on SHIFT 2. Found the info at VirtualR - Sim Racing News.

VirtualR has learned that the sequel is again being developed by Sligthly Mad Studios whose roots go back to the GTR simulation series for the PC. Released in September 2009, Need for Speed Shift aimed to bring the franchise back to a more simulation-oriented audience, selling almost five million copies for the PC and gaming consoles.


http://www.virtualr.net/need-for-speed- ... ming-2011/
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Dr Houbenheimer » 04 Aug 2010, 08:14

Good move, couldn't see them going in another direction straight after SHIFT. Let's just hope they fix up all the niggly issues that bugged SHIFT of it's perfection. It was a quality game - if they can refine it, iron it out and build on it then it should be highly successful.
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Bojan » 04 Aug 2010, 08:56

Hydro, I know I actually noticed your post right before I was about to post here in the news ;)

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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Zotic+ » 04 Aug 2010, 10:50

so is black box still making a game in 2011?
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Hydro_PT » 04 Aug 2010, 12:04

Bojan wrote:Hydro, I know I actually noticed your post right before I was about to post here in the news ;)

news post updated with SMS news


I was joking hehe. But a prize would be nice. Ask EA to please give me a copy of SHIFT 2 when it's out. That'll do it. :mrgreen:

@Zotic+: Probably this is the "2011 planned game" that EA talked about quite some time ago. We just had World released (by Black Box), then we will have Criterion's Hot Pursuit for the end of this year, and SMS's SHIFT 2 coming in 2011. Everything is in accordance with this news:

http://www.nfsunlimited.net/news/view/18249
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby ElvenAvenger » 04 Aug 2010, 13:55

Lets just hope this time everyone gets the same DLC.
Its just impossible for Shift 2 to be DLC free.
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Strafer » 04 Aug 2010, 19:52

Great news. :)
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby elie8 » 05 Aug 2010, 01:23

Niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee :D 8) !!
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Zotic+ » 05 Aug 2010, 05:00

i just hope that they remember to give an option to mirror vinyls, and new physics engine

i have a feeling that this game is pursuing forza3
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby zedex » 05 Aug 2010, 13:34

Bojan wrote:Q4 FY2011 translates to first quarter of 2011.

don't you mean LAST quarter?!?

anyway, I'm glad they decided to do it... first one was overall a success... even though there were still a lot of haters... it was one of the most beautiful racing games out there... amazing sound like most NFS are, and the graphics was just gorgeous *on PC at least... 1080p 4xAA 8xAF XD* and with some mods, it looks amazing

it plays well too, unlike some complaints about physics, I don't really mind the "arcadish" driving style... it's accessible, unlike other hardcore sims which REQUIRE you to have a wheel... this is perfectly playable with a controller *although already near impossible with keyboard*
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Racing M3 GTR » 05 Aug 2010, 13:57

Tell me they have a better customization system this time...
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Bojan » 05 Aug 2010, 15:20

zedex wrote:
Bojan wrote:Q4 FY2011 translates to first quarter of 2011.

don't you mean LAST quarter?!?


It's fiscal year, so sometime early 2010.
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Nitrodemon McLaren » 05 Aug 2010, 22:35

Am I the only one who isn't fond of having all these NFS games forced at us? SHIFT 2 doesn't sound like it'll end well (no NFS game as of recent does).
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Zotic+ » 06 Aug 2010, 02:41

Nitrodemon McLaren wrote:Am I the only one who isn't fond of having all these NFS games forced at us? SHIFT 2 doesn't sound like it'll end well (no NFS game as of recent does).

well all the nfs games that ended with 2 turned out pretty good, HP2 and UG2
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby kostis1993 » 06 Aug 2010, 15:17

Hmmm, sounds good. But early 2011? We've never seen an NFS so early. And will they release another NFS in autumn? Are we going to get 2 NFSs in 2011? Hope these questions are answered soon :D
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby Nitrodemon McLaren » 08 Aug 2010, 13:26

Zotic+ wrote:
Nitrodemon McLaren wrote:Am I the only one who isn't fond of having all these NFS games forced at us? SHIFT 2 doesn't sound like it'll end well (no NFS game as of recent does).

well all the nfs games that ended with 2 turned out pretty good, HP2 and UG2


I doubt this'll be though.

Besides, just wait, when more information is revealed, the whining and complaining will begin. EA should give it a break. We'd barely have any time to play HP'10 with all those features if we're gonna be bombarded with a SHIFT 2.
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Re: Need for Speed SHIFT 2 In Development

Postby SonicTH228 » 08 Aug 2010, 14:15

*Loud groan.*

Bah. I'm not pleased to hear that NFS Shift is getting a sequel. NFS is firmly an arcade racer in my mind and should embrace that. NFS Shift was not an exemplary attempt at a sim racer.

At least it's coming out early next year and isn't by EA Black Box. I heard Black Box is prepping a new NFS title so maybe that'll be an arcade (and if all goes well, tuner-focused) racer and it'll take up the second half of 2011.

In the meantime, it's all NFS:HP.
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