Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA) has announced Need for Speed Rivals, an action / racing game.
It is being developed by EA’s new studio, Ghost Games, in partnership with the expert racing team at Criterion Games.
Built on the Frostbite 3 game engine, Need for Speed Rivals captures the adrenaline and intensity of the street’s ultimate rivalry between cops and racers in a stunning open road environment, says the company.
The game is coming to Xbox 360 game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and PC on November 19, 2013.
It will also be released on Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and PlayStation 4 later this year.
In Need for Speed Rivals, gamers play as either a cop or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences.
As a racer, the goal is to become infamous for taking risks behind the wheel and capturing your most intense escapes on video for the world to see. The more cops players evade, the more Speed Points they collect, enabling them to unlock new cars and items.
Keep raising the stakes race after race to become an ever-more valuable target to the cops – but risk losing it all if busted. As a cop, players work together as part of a team in pursuit of racers, earning prominence and rising in the ranks of the Police Force with every bust. Achieving higher ranks unlocks new police-only cars and more powerful pursuit tech.