Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    ViperXTR is offline Senior Member Regular
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    227

    Default Need For Speed: UnderCover

    Riccitiello: We were torturing Vancouver studio // News // GamesIndustry.biz

    EA's John Riccitiello says that the company was torturing its Vancouver team with a rigorous 12 month development cycle, but that has now been changed for the better.

    At the William Blair & Company's 28th Annual Growth Stock Conference, he indicated that he was pretty disappointed with Need for Speed last year.

    "I thought it was an okay game, in terms of gameplay. It's not good. But who wanted Pro Street? It was a sort of made up, put numbers on the side of your car and pretend to drive your Ferrari where? Or your Porsche where?"

    This year, the company will be releasing Need For Speed: Undercover - a game with a very strong mission structure that Riccitiello compared to The Transporter.

    "For those of you who ever saw movies like The Transporter - it's sort of a cult classic among people with a B-movie mentality, which fits me perfectly.

    "I liked it. I apologize. For those of you with no taste, and you liked it too, we can go have a Schlitz after this."

    He said that the new title is a much richer proposition with a huge, embedded storyline behind it. Thanks to the strong narrative hook, he feels really good about the title.

    Riccitiello noted that the Vancouver Need For Speed team had been working for eight consecutive years on a 12 month development cycle.

    "Last summer we added head count and split the team in two, so now there are two teams on a 24 month cycle. And this is sort of their first 16 and-a-half month game...Because we didn't do it far enough ago to give us a full two year dev cycle."

    Next year's game will be a full two year development cycle, he said.

    "We were torturing a very talented group of people up in Vancouver, which makes it harder to be as innovative every year. So, I think we are going to get better from here.

    "I'm confident that Undercover is a much better game than Pro Street, and I expect that from this point forward they will do a lot better."
    Carbon and ProStreet were meh, how about this one?
    "Time fades even legend..." - Kain the Vampire
    viperxtreme.deviantart.com

  2. #2
    StealDragon's Avatar
    StealDragon is offline Super Moderator Community Builder
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NCC-1701
    Posts
    13,430

    Default

    Hadn't even seen this. I'm a big fan of the NFS series although they change the formula incessantly. Sounds interesting although I don't like to see them hate on previous games (I still wanna get ProStreet ='[ ) Carbon was meh though, handling sucked outside of the drift races.

    They're new model of development is intriguing.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


    [Chit Chat Specific Forum Rules] // Last Update - Friday March 13, 2009

  3. #3
    3955elits is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    sumWhere in iNdOnEsia
    Posts
    1,253

    Default

    heh,transporter?I just hope the gameplay is much better than prostreet..so far the best is most wanted IMO...carbon's the worst


    Join Us and Help Spread Haruhi-ism
    Don't make Haruhi-sama sad!!!

  4. #4
    MadDogMike is offline Senior Member Always Around
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    1,517

    Default

    So it's basically GTA with less things to do? o_O

  5. #5
    cumi2k4 is offline Junior Member Newbie
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    asia
    Posts
    7

    Default

    just give me my most wanted II...

  6. #6
    StealDragon's Avatar
    StealDragon is offline Super Moderator Community Builder
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NCC-1701
    Posts
    13,430

    Default

    Fuck Most Wanted, Give me Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 3.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


    [Chit Chat Specific Forum Rules] // Last Update - Friday March 13, 2009

  7. #7
    be0wulf is offline Senior Member Community Builder
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Purgatory
    Posts
    3,922

    Default

    I actually like Need For Speed: Porsche Unleashed.

    Now I want Need For Speed: Honda Unleashed.


    http://www.chunlikickedme.com

  8. #8
    StealDragon's Avatar
    StealDragon is offline Super Moderator Community Builder
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    NCC-1701
    Posts
    13,430

    Default

    Honda doesn't have enough interesting cars. Nissan does though.


    I'd like to die with the songs I love stuck in my head. I hope to make the most of these hollow bones we become.
    I raise a toast to the the souls that sang all along. I've been gathering friends to just to make some sounds,
    before the ship goes down, I've been making amends by making the rounds before the whole world ends


    [Chit Chat Specific Forum Rules] // Last Update - Friday March 13, 2009

  9. #9
    be0wulf is offline Senior Member Community Builder
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Purgatory
    Posts
    3,922

    Default

    I was being facetious, but I agree. A realistic racing game dedicated to Nissan would be pretty damn sweet.


    http://www.chunlikickedme.com

 

 

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
vBulletin Skin by: ForumThemes.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.0
Copyright © 2014 vBulletin Solutions, Inc. All rights reserved.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162