“[Need for Speed] will require an online connection, but the benefits are nice. More variety and a more rewarding experience with friends,” the publisher said on Twitter.
Why is it so hard to give us a single player without an online connection?
This is crazy. Why on earth does this always need an online connection? Just when things were looking good for the title, they go ahead and slyly mention this on Twitter. Expect another Simcity style furor.
Always-online games at launch have consistently been a complete F#@K up in one way or another... So How much times does this have too fail before they GET THE POINT?! How hard is it too have an offline single player campaign while having the "online multiplayer" as an optional way too play after completing the single player mode???! Damn, I miss the good 'ol days...
Im totally against swearing.but what the F is this S.. MS learned their lesson when the hell will EA?
EA fired a CEO over the simcity online fiasco. I'm guessing it will take three CEO firings for EA to learn.
See this is the time when swearing on here should be allowed.... What are we supposed to say "Gosh" "Damn" "Well Shiver my Timbers"
Unplayable for the first week. I am calling it.
this is the biggest concern. the track record for these types of games haven't been good. i guess destiny if i recall had a decent launch as far as being able to play. a game that requires an online connection is not that big of a deal to a lot of people. they just like to act like it is even though a lot of people already have their systems connected online. there is nothing wrong with developers wanting to make games like this if there is a reason for it. an example would be a game designed to be played with others around the world and a game that can be constantly updated like a mmo game. more games will be like this because of the cloud technology. this allows them to update games on the fly without having to sign-off.
Thats right moldybread everybody is crying over internet connection but most ppl have internet connection. People always want something to complain about
Yeah this is dodgy. I think this sort is stunt is counterproductive to what is supposed to do increase sales by reducing piracy, but ironically this puts me off buying the game, certainly not day one as I'm now skeptical about how well it works on launch day, and in sure this puts off many other buyers too
Always online = no buy for me. I'll skip this one just like I skipped The Crew, then. Thanks, EA. Our hopes for a game that bears the same mechanics as the classic Underground games have suddenly flown away.
Just because it's online only, doesn't mean it can't have the same mechanics as the classic Underground games...
It actually does, Shadow. Imagine that every racer is an actual player, what would happen after a couple of months, after people move on to another game? The gameplay wouldn't be the same and it wouldn't be as much fun.
Me too, i was really hyped by the reebot, now i will vote with my wallet no buy sorry EA
EA and their DRMs...smh.
AND........fuck this game!
I'd be shocked if there wasn't an always online requirement.
There better have a offline option so i can enjoy the single player mode, otherwise it's gonna be problem.
So they didnt learn that this backfires. #SimCity #ElectronicArts
Server migration messages like on NSF RIVALS... oh the joy... POS! I seriously hate any game that has this type of requirement! Make an offline mode and that's it!
I guess I wont be buying the new Need for Speed.
Yep. I'd probably have spent most of the time online anyways, but it's the principle of the thing.
@Bakpain you know who else wont be buying it?.....pirates. you know who will have a better version of the game than legit owners?.......pirates. you know who will get shafted by such bitch-ass moves?.....people who want to supports the developer.
No way I'm supporting all this always-online crap. I've had it with EA. They messed up Battlefront, they messed up Need for Speed and I'm going to bet that they'll ruin Mirror's Edge, too. EA has a long history of ruining franchises (SimCity, Dead Space, The Sims etc.) EA can go to hell.
They've messed up battlefront? Are you one of the few that have seen the actual gameplay... No? Then relax
They've taken many features from the first two games away and giving us a bare bones version of Battlefront. That's what I mean't by messing up.
NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN NEIN!!!
NEIN NEIN! And now there are NINE of them. Because OCD.
You know why this sucks? I have no friends..
You are not alone *hugs*
I'll be your friend!
I have some friends but none of them are gamers. sigh...
I live in a uni dorm with an extremely slow internet connection that makes it impossible to play games online. Guess there will be no NFS for me :-(
They can fuck right off with that shit.
So they thought they bring back a lick of underground and they can get away with this shit?! And to think Driveclub being all social,team racing and everything even it didn't require online connection to play. And yes my internet are not very good so this will be a dealbreaker for me. And for fuck sake EA just give your developer some good rep and good deed they probably all thinking about going indie or even kickstarter if you keep this shit up no amount of salary will keep them working under your roof.
Online is the way to go, they can add so many new and interesting features and the Internet speed requirements are not that much for a lot of these cool new things. Who doesn't have some kind of Internet these days, even third world countries are getting decent internet connections now.
I mean I get 15MB/s download with Steam, but the problem is I live in FL, so it storms all the time and the power gets knocked out a lot. That always online is very anti-consumer in my case.
Who made that stupid decision?! I hope it's a joke..
Day one patch incoming. Wait, does this even have multiplayer?
The Crew did that and it was a terrible idea. Unable to play for th first weeks, lags and glitches, lame players behaviors, connectivity issues between friends, unable to play the game without a good connection. This was a serious pain in the ar$e to promote when I used to be sales events organiser for Ubisoft. You're here to show the game and say people "Go buy it !" without being able to let them play it, just watching the game's opening. And then in two or three years, the servers will be shut down so you have to check out the next online-only Need For Speed game, making your copy totally useless. This is wrong, very wrong. You can't force people doing something they don't care about, especially if you can't give them a proper experience (and considering SimCity and Battlefield games, I'm pretty sure EA can't).
Gone are the days....
Guys this will turn out great... right?... It always does... Sim Cit oh wait.... Xbox On... oh... now I remember.
You have got to be kidding me....
Its nothing new is it? Almost all games have or will have internet connection to play the game
Online games yes, single player games/modes no...this is just some form of DRM with lipstick. 3 problems. 1. Launch of these games has been less than stellar with the impossibility to play because of server issues...can't play a single player game because of server issues...think about it. 2. Server maintenance stops you from time to time from playing a single player game. 3. When THEY decide to shut off their servers in a few years, your game is rendered useless. Most single player games can connect to the internet for updates but they don't make it mandatory...to play the game. If you don't have the latest patch...we'll you don't have the latest patch, but can still play....it's single player!!!
We will see what it turns out to be at the e3 . I dont really care i have good internet so i will enjoy the game
I had good internet with SimCity, but could not play it for a full week after launch because of the servers also, every time I want to play it now...I need to sit through an update...which I just end up cancelling to play something else... Forcing updates on single player games is ridiculous...the game was playing fine the last time...I doubt a patch to fix some obscure bug is absolutely necessary for me to play. It's not an internet connection problem...it's a server problem.
No Need for Speed for me then. I play online sometimes, but I often disconnect my PS4 from the net so I can game without anyone seeing me online. Oh EA, didn't you learn anything from the SimCity disaster?
Why would you do that??? It isnt as if people spam you with inv to join their chats, do they?
I think you can be invisible on PSN, right? I don't know exactly for sure but I think I've seen the option somewhere.
Im always online now and got decent connection im sure ill do fine I survived Destiny when I didnt have stable connection im sure ill live with this game.
They just don't learn their lesson do they? SMH.
The Crew 2... is that you?.. if so, p*ss off.
I always laugh when I see a bunch of gamers complaining about online only campaigns like it will ruin gaming even though they are connected online 24/7... I can only imagine how different this would be if it were Driveclub doing this, you would hear words like 'innovative' and 'taking charge' thrown around left, right and center, you know how I know this? Because everyone hated Microsoft when they talked about DRM, then when Sony talked about it you had the complete opposite reaction, then it happened again with cloud gaming, and it will happen once more when Sony announces their version of DX12. The moral of my comment is, only Sony is allowed to push the industry forward, when someone else tries to do it they are evil.
Driveclub has single player component and it is not always online game. I see u still have love for DRM.U should get a job at EA/Microsoft. Sony or evolution studio did not implement DRM/Always online. They could have.But they didn't and that's hugely different than what could be.Everyone appreciate it except U.Why so salty!?
Allowing games to require an online connection is pushing the industry forward? I can tell you're not for your fellow gamers. You're for the corporations that don't even care about you.
Well, I guess that a pass for me then. Didnt EA learn their lesson with SimCity?
EA + online connection needed = NOPE Do not buy this at launch, i repeat do not buy this at launch.
If you can't afford at least 10 MBps internet. The last thing you need to be worried about is a 60 dollar game on a 350-500 dollar console. You need to be trying to figure out where your next meal is coming from. I don't understand this mentality. If you don't have internet, you most likely don't have console. So whats the problem with always online.
These online only games won't be working forever. In a few years the servers will close and you are left with a completely useless game. I can still go and play my old Nintendo, Dreamcast, Sega, and Playstation games, they still work because I actually own the game and system. There are already online only games that can't be played on PS3 or 360 because the servers are gone. Yes, I will always have internet, but you are basically giving up your rights to the game by giving the publisher/developer control of when they pull the plug. sure 5 years of use my be enough, but next time it will be 3 years, then 2 years, then it comes to a point where annual franchises get shut down each year because the new version is out. You are giving up more freedoms and choices with online only. https://games.yahoo.com/new... http://psnprofiles.com/foru...
Lately, "cannot connect to EA servers" means it's time to put a different disc in, I hope that doesn't end up being the case with this game. Barring Motorstorm, this is my favorite racing franchise. The first choice you make when booting up Bloodborne is whether to play on or offline. There are many advantages to playing online, but none of the game is withheld if you choose not to. This should be the universal model, in my opinion.
Cannot be a good idea. Its means i preffer when i could play with friend in a same console but not now. I hate that really i dont buy this kind of game.
Who cares nfs has been a total pos for years....seriously is anyone thinking of getting this garbage?
actually i was hype for the reboot now i have 0 interest
Well this is great, all I have in terms of internet at my house is a phone hotspot.
Not everyone who plays NFS wants to play online. I hope they change this or no buy.
Luckily wont really impact me - my consoles/PC are always online anyway. Id be more curious as to WHAT the online connection is needed for. Assuming its just for logging in/verification then I could care less, but if it has to actually use significant data just to play single player that would be kind of annoying.