Need for Speed: Undercover

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Speaking at the William Blair & Company's 28th Annual Growth Stock Conference, EA CEO John Riccitiello revealed EA has switched its Need for Speed franchise from a single team on a 12-month development cycle to two teams, each with a 24-month development cycle. This marked the end of an eight-year run on a 12-month development cycle. According to Riccitiello this should ensure we don't see another title as disappointing as ProStreet.

"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," explained Riccitiello.

He continued: "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."

The new game, Need for Speed: Undercover, sounds like another major reinvention for the series, promising a narrative driven mission structure Riccitiello compared to cult action movie The Transporter.

"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," Riccitiello concluded.

Expect to hear much more on Need for Speed: Undercover over the coming months.

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cant wait,just hope its better then the last one.
Posted 02:11 on 23 October 2008
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need more asian cars tuners new an old
Posted 20:00 on 22 October 2008
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you need bikes old school mucle cars and definitaly 2003 svt cobra
Posted 20:46 on 13 July 2008
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Yea would be better if they took characteristics from the 3 best selling NFS games over the past few years. The tuning from NFS:Underground 2. Open free roaming world of Most Wanted and the autosculpt feature from carbon. Hopefully this new NFS is more racing and running from the cops and not heavily based on some type of 007 deal.
Posted 14:33 on 05 July 2008
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day/night weather effects ,100plus cars 3cities usa europe japan losts of gameplay modes bikes offroad racing, driver style missions police chases ,could be the best nfs game ever ,o yes no stupid chase camera,

need for speed most wanted 2 please

ea sucks
Posted 21:12 on 18 June 2008

Game Stats

Release Date: 21/11/2008
Developer: Electronic Arts
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Genre: Racing
Rating: PEGI 12+
Site Rank: 4,223
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