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Take down rivals in Need for Speed progression trailer and screens

The latest trailer and screens for Need for Speed: Rivals show the progression of goals players face as both cops and racers in the game. Some tasks have players drifting for 500 yards while others challenge players to take down at least six racers. Need for Speed: Rivals will launch November 19....

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Criterion: Downsizing was a studio decision, not EA's

Criterion Games' studio director Fiona Sperry revealed in an interview with PCgamesN that the company's recent downsizing was an internal decision, and not the result of a demand by studio owner Electronic Arts. "We lent some people (artists and engineers primarily) to [Need for Speed: Rivals...

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Criterion staff reduced to 16 as EA shuffles studio talent

Burnout series developer Criterion Games has been reduced to a staff of 16 employees following a recent Electronic Arts studio reallocation. Criterion creative director Alex Ward outlined the studio's current status via Twitter, confirming that Criterion is now "a small team." Between 60 and...

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Upgrade cars, ditch the cops in Need for Speed: Rivals trailer

Sure, you could drive right out of the dealership in your stock Volkswagen Passat and get into a thrilling cop chase, but your odds of getting away are going to be a lot better if you've upgraded the car first....

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Need for Speed franchise strives to feel more cohesive

EA executive producer Marcus Nilsson told Joystiq he wants the Need for Speed franchise to have more continuity, and for its various games to feel more connected to one another. Looking back on the uneven history of Need for Speed games (remember that one where you took down an international crime...

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Gamescom trailers and screenshots giga-post

Psst, hey kid. You want some ... trailers? How about some Gamescom trailers? C'mere for a second. Yeah that's right, we got all kinds of trailers. Murasaki Baby, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Resogun, Infamous: Second Son, Watch Dogs, pretty much any kind of trailer you wanna put in your eyeballs,...

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Amazon also offering Xbox 360 to Xbox One game upgrades

GameStop isn't the only establishment offering Xbox One upgrades. Amazon has announced it too will allow users to upgrade from their Xbox 360 game to the same version on Xbox One, for a $10 fee. Each eligible Xbox 360 game traded in to Amazon prior to December 31 will be valued at $25 and, as...

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Need for Speed: Rivals aiming to launch with next-gen consoles this year

Need for Speed: Rivals is slated to be a launch title for Xbox One and PlayStation 4, Lead Designer James Mouat told Joystiq at E3. The game was already announced as coming to Xbox 360, PS3 and PC on November 19, but Mouat said the team wants the game to "be out on launch" for next-generation...

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Need for Speed Rivals E3 trailer is your target

With a dose of Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul, who stars in the game, EA showcased a new trailer for Ghost Games' Need for Speed Rivals. The competitive racer is bracing itself for impact with the Xbox One, PS4, PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, with November 19 pinned for the current-gen editions. ...

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Need for Speed Rivals on PC will look 'easily as good' as next-gen versions

Need for Speed Rivals – the franchise's first turn into the new world of next-gen consoles – is also coming to the PC. In crafting the PC version, Ghost Games executive producer Marcus Nilsson promises "Need for Speed Rivals will look easily as good on PC as next-generation consoles." ...

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