Need for Speed Rivals was revealed today as the next game in the popular Electronic Arts racing series and the first one coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles. The release date for the next-gen version is unknown, but Rivals comes to PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on November 19. The Frostbite 3-powered game is in development at EA’s Ghost Games studio (formerly EA Gothenburg) in partnership with the NFS team at Criterion Games.
Rivals is an “open road” game that pits cops against street racers in “the ultimate rivalry.” It’s a familiar formula for fans of Criterion’s last two NFS games, Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted: play as a cop or a racer and take risks to either earn points or bust the racers.
What sets Rivals apart is a new feature called “AllDrive” that provides for seamless transition between single player and multiplayer. Other players will be able to enter your races “on-the-fly,” much like what Bungie promised for Destiny or what thatgamecompany did with Journey.
Finally, Ferrari makes its return to the franchise in Need for Speed: Rivals after being absent from the series for the last seven years. Expect to see more on Rivals at E3.