NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

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NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Skyline_man » 11 Jul 2009, 02:28

EA officially announced today that drifting is coming back to NFS Shift, better than ever before.

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After a few weeks of quiet since E3 we're pleased to reveal a new game mode for Need for Speed SHIFT: Drifting. In the last few years the sport has rocketed in popularity to point where there are large, successful tournaments around the world. When it came time to add it to SHIFT we wanted to ensure the mode was treated with the same degree of accuracy as the rest of the game so we worked closely with Team Falken driver and World Champion Vaughn Gittin JR. Initially the plan was for Vaughn to play the game a few times and give some feedback but he ended up spending more than 100 hours with the team to make sure the Drift experience was as close to real-life as possible.


More details and screenshots are available at the official site, plus a short video at the official NFS page on Facebook.
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby LamborghiniFreak » 11 Jul 2009, 03:15

Looks pretty sweet! Looking forward to do Drift Mode in SHIFT.
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby TRANSFORMER » 11 Jul 2009, 03:28

"AMAZING => :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: - SMOKING DRIFT - NOW VIDEO's!" :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: 8)

Check out the last Promo' Mustang here: http://www.nfsunlimited.net/showroom/entry/50401 - Enjoy! :D

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VIDEO MODE: http://www.needforspeed.com/portal/site ... 17780aRCRD ENJOY GUYS! :D :D :D 8)

A new Drift Video of the Falken Tire Driver Feature: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqq11EUay6o

I guess this must be a "DREAM" for a "DRIFTER" to develop & to be a part of this NFS SH!FT SIM-GAME!

PS: "Thank You Skyline-Man 4 this News - Respect & Thanks 4 supporting NFSUnlimited! :wink:
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Dr Houbenheimer » 11 Jul 2009, 04:14

wow 100 hours! It'll be interesting to see how drifting works in the cockpit view I for one found it a lot harder to drifting in the previous games using bumper view than a 3rd person perspective.
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Dunko » 11 Jul 2009, 04:30

They make it sound like they designed a new separate physics engine just for drifting. Interesting. The same thing was done with ProStreet, and look how that turned out...
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby TRANSFORMER » 11 Jul 2009, 04:34

Dunko wrote:They make it sound like they designed a new separate physics engine just for drifting. Interesting. The same thing was done with ProStreet, and look how that turned out...


I don't think You can compare this Drifting with that You've seen in NFS PS - compare then with GRID! :roll:
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Dunko » 11 Jul 2009, 05:00

It's difficult to judge how accurate a drifting physics engine is just based on one movie trailer. Trust me, I don't want it to be like ProStreet either. Before PS came out, though, all the movies they released made the drifting look terrific, which they could just as easily do with Shift.
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby TRANSFORMER » 11 Jul 2009, 05:05

I don't think so, even SH!FT has itself a new engine, I cannot imagine drifting & driving like in NFS PS! :roll:
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Dynamics » 11 Jul 2009, 05:39

Bad news..... because I HATE DRIFT!!!!!!!
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby TRANSFORMER » 11 Jul 2009, 05:46

Dynamics wrote:Bad news..... because I HATE DRIFT!!!!!!!


"Practice makes Perfect!" :P
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Dynamics » 11 Jul 2009, 05:52

Practice ?... No,I hate drift because it so stupid kind of competition ,in my opinion ...even more stupid,than drag-racing
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby TRANSFORMER » 11 Jul 2009, 06:00

Dynamics wrote:Practice ?... No,I hate drift because it so stupid kind of competition ,in my opinion ...even more stupid,than drag-racing


You call this stupid, but when You try to make the same thing You'll loose - if You ask Me it's ART' :roll:
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Dynamics » 11 Jul 2009, 06:13

So you call this "ART"?..... This funny sliding ? :lol: ... Sorry,friend,but I never can understand that :D
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby TRANSFORMER » 11 Jul 2009, 06:25

Dynamics wrote:So you call this "ART"?..... This funny sliding ? :lol: ... Sorry,friend,but I never can understand that :D

Yes and it isn't funny, because You not just slide, You got that cool feelin' & You show what You can! :wink:
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby DriftingFan » 11 Jul 2009, 06:35

about time! can't wait for this :P
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Dynamics » 11 Jul 2009, 06:39

So your name is "DriftingFan" ?.... Maybe,I should re-name yourselve in "DriftingHATERS" ...I think about that :D
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby TRANSFORMER » 11 Jul 2009, 06:44

=> I think You should try out Race Driver Grid 1st, before You do what You said - I'm sure You'll like it! :roll:
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby KammyworldRacerGT4 » 11 Jul 2009, 07:36

Dynamics wrote:So your name is "DriftingFan" ?.... Maybe,I should re-name yourselve in "DriftingHATERS" ...I think about that :D


Was there any reason to slam DriftingFan for that? No, I don't think so.
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Dynamics » 11 Jul 2009, 09:11

where you saw "slam" in my innocent comment?
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Danyutz » 11 Jul 2009, 10:14

Finally, now this is something!
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby TheStig » 11 Jul 2009, 13:28

Dynamics wrote:where you saw "slam" in my innocent comment?


you're here what? a day and with 5 posts? and already pissing people off good work =D>
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Overreactman » 11 Jul 2009, 14:11

This is good news. I hope it isn't to hard in 1st person view. Never could get the hang of that with Race Driver Grid.
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby *Senny* » 11 Jul 2009, 15:32

Ow yhea baby this is sow damn awesome!!
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby Hydro_PT » 11 Jul 2009, 15:47

Nice to have this mode back. :D

Now let's see how it works... it does look good, but will it play good? My standard for drift goes to Race Driver GRID. A bit arcade, but that drift handling was the most realistic and good looking drift I ever played in a racing game.
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Re: NFS SHIFT: Drift Mode Announced

Postby FrankieGthang » 11 Jul 2009, 16:53

can't wait to get my hands on that new 'stang:):):)
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