Need For Speed developer Ghost Games will be using feedback from the game's closed beta to alter the speed of AI racers and tweak the rate at which players earn money and REP, the studio has revealed.

A new option requested by the community to mirror a design in the game's 'Wrap Editor' will also be delivered in a future content update, the developer says.

Posting on the game's official website, Ghost explained that "while the technical tests remained our primary focus of the closed beta it was great to read the passionate feedback you were providing. We wanted to take a brief moment to discuss some of the points you raised during the beta and how we're looking to act upon them."

It continued: "The progression speed was an area some of you commented on, in particular how you felt you could quickly achieve a garage full of customized rides. The economy, both money and REP continue to be balanced and on launch you will find progression is now at a more normal pace.

"A number of you mentioned the speed in which the AI drove and their competitiveness," the developer adds. "This is also something that has been tweaked and improved upon for the full release. When you hit the streets of Ventura Bay at launch you'll find AI competitors aren't as propelled by rocket fuel as they were at times during the Closed Beta."

Need For Speed's closed beta ran for four days on PS4 and Xbox One earlier this month, offering a select group of players the chance to test the game and provide feedback ahead of its full release next month.

The changes above "are just the beginning", too, the developer explains, who says that "as a Living Game, your feedback will continue to change and shape the future of Need for Speed".

Need For Speed launches on PS4 and Xbox One on November 5, with a PC version due to roll out in early 2016.


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