A visit to EA Studios, part 1

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A visit to EA Studios, part 1

Postby Bojan » 21 Aug 2005, 22:34

I was invited to a Need for Speed Community Day event held by EA in Vancouver, BC, Canada on the 18th and the 19th of August 2005 - the reason: to experience the new upcoming game from the series: Need For Speed Most Wanted. What we got was a two day EA experience with lots of play time, our own little blacklist tournament, a tour of EA Canada studios and lots talking with the developers of NFSMW.

Thursday, the first day, was more of an intro to Need for Speed Most Wanted as we only got to play the PS2/Xbox demo versions which have been made about a month ago. A nice intro it was: 2 cars (M3 GTR and RX-8) and 3 game modes: tollbooth, sprint and circuit, each mode with cops. Even though the game has its similarities with Need for Speed Underground 2, the experience is a whole lot different as avoiding the cops is the main priority right after the actual racing.

Second day was more intense, started with a visit of EA Canada studios in Burnaby, then we returned back to downtown offices to play the latest build of NFSMW on either PS2 or Xbox. The difference between the demo and this version was huge! It really gave us a feeling of how the game will play like when it is done. After play time we got to see the PC version (which looks spectacular!), art section where the art director showed us some truly awesome features of the game engine on a HD monitor. After that they brought in the Xbox360 with a working demo of the game which we actually got a chance to play - on HD of course.

In the 1 and a half day with EA we really learned a lot about Need for Speed Most Wanted and how the gaming industry really works. I will reveal everything I can about NFSMW in the next few days, so stay tuned for part 2!
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Postby Tyrant » 21 Aug 2005, 22:46

Sounds great man, hope you enjoyed yourself.. :) Can't wait for part 2 indeed.. :)
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Postby Fishwhiz » 21 Aug 2005, 23:08

wow.
i would have loved to go there. that is too cool.
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Postby ^Sparco^ » 21 Aug 2005, 23:13

How was the gaming experience? (racing seat + steering wheel?)

Are the graphics improved a lot?
Are sounds as great as those in nfsu2?

Is the Mustang Cobra in there? I know you can't talk about that...

Well, If it is, wink me 3 times. If not, wink me twice ;)
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Postby jemc » 21 Aug 2005, 23:20

sometimes i wanna be an alien
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Postby Surf'sUP^ » 21 Aug 2005, 23:31

Maybe I should make a really popular NFS website then I'll get invited into this kinda stuff that would be awesome. Hey Bojan is the daytime driving very visible and can you see the vinyls on the sides of the cars very well?
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Postby Pinecone » 21 Aug 2005, 23:41

The game didnt suprise me as much as the Xbox 360 hands on ;)
Bojan actually wrapped his hands around a 360 controller... just too cool
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Postby Serbiandude » 22 Aug 2005, 00:10

give us some info
hehe
if u can
eclipse 2003 in?
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Postby 2furio » 22 Aug 2005, 00:14

Thanks for sharing this wonderful bit. Were you allowed to film or take pictures?
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Postby Calibra_14 » 22 Aug 2005, 02:09

Thats awesome Bojan !! I cant wait to Part 2 :D
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Re: A visit to EA Studios, part 1

Postby enzo.ph » 22 Aug 2005, 03:32

PC version (which looks spectacular):P


:D thank god! bojan you just made my day!
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Postby Tunerfreak » 22 Aug 2005, 05:23

Cant wait for part two as well. :D

Hurry up next few days and get here!
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Postby Prelude » 22 Aug 2005, 09:02

Did they tell something about the releases?
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Postby bashderq » 22 Aug 2005, 12:56

u lucky b******* ! :P have a great time, but dont forget to come here and share the secrets :D
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Postby Bojan » 22 Aug 2005, 13:01

Me winks: what is a mustang cobra? Nevermind, I can't talk about that so...

Well tbh I didn't touch the 360 versions: the other guys from xbox sites were drooling all over it so I let them have their fun :)
I sticked to the ps2 version :)

Funny thing: I'm a pure pc player and I played nfsmw on ps2 for the whole 2 days. Our blacklist tournament was on an xbox. I only played one race on the xbox before, BUT I finished second at the end, only half a second behind! PC POWAH!
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Postby Prelude » 22 Aug 2005, 13:46

luckless you :D
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Postby Andre_online » 22 Aug 2005, 14:09

So do we get to become a cop?
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Postby Surf'sUP^ » 22 Aug 2005, 14:33

Yeah and is the daytime driving fairly visible and can you see the vinyls on the side of the car?
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Postby Fishwhiz » 22 Aug 2005, 16:11

and is ea realostic enoigh to show true chrome on the rims in all kins of light? i h8 how in u1-2 how in the garage and shops the chrome rims show up as dark gray...
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Postby KnightRobby » 04 Oct 2005, 22:25

Sweet, I was invited to that event and so was my twin brother, but I was too ill to go. Thanks for informing us about the details :) We have the Xbox Demo of MW over here and it ROCKS. I can tell you this game has some of the best car reflections ever. ;)
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Postby TheNoobofFerraris » 04 Oct 2005, 22:28

Well your new here, this thread is kind of old dude but thats alright.
Seems like this website is a ghost town. No longer worth a visit or anyone's time.
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