Dealspwn: ""Being connected will allow your friends to be part of your narrative experience, something only possible through connected play." Grrrrrmmmmmlph. That was the sound of me gnawing my keyboard in sheer frustration."
If it's done well the always-online route is fine, but thanks to SimCity I expect EA will have their work cut out for them to prove that is the case.
It annoys me that companies shove this stuff in for no reason. Why couldn't The Crew have had offline play and online freeroam? Why do publishers shove in features that the game actually doesn't need, then blame literally everyone else when their servers aren't up to snuff?!
Because always online isn't about features. It's a form of DRM. Guarantee this game suffers performance issues becasue of this.
Thats another game i wont buy. What happens when idiots like The Lizard Squad numb nuts disable the online services like last year. It will be useless. When will EA ever learn? I can see this game will fail big time.
^Not only DRM but always-online is also being used for monitoring player behaviour, online statistics and all this kind of creepy stuff. Only the 'big' publishers are doing it and they are doing it to maximize something that shouldn't be maximized within game development - namely mass appeal.
Always online is never fine, because at the end of the day you don't own the game, and they can terminate the service at any time. Always online merely gives these big publishers more control, so that they can pull content away from you and redirect you to new services when the time is viable. It's a long-term means of getting more cash from consumers, as if you take away their ability to play legacy titles then they're forced forward onto newer experiences, where they are required to shell out again. It also enables the developers to target more consumers with their DLC efforts, as if everyone is online then everyone is made aware that DLC is available, and views other players with tthe DLC. Ultimately there's absolutely no reason games like this cannot have singleplayer functionality, other than greed that is.
"Need For Speed will be always-online" EA doesn't learn... *shakes head* Was mildly interested in Need For Speed, but now, interest is completely gone.
My excitement for this game went from a 10 (the announcement and hope of a real Underground 3) down to a 9 (Announced as Underground-ish) to about a 5 (online required) -_-
I'm going to learn from the Crews mistakes since it's always online ...don't buy it Simples
With any luck there'll be an immediate Beta at E3 and we and EA can test it out. Same goes for Battlefront
That'd be great, actually, especially if they staggered the betas and offered unique unlockable cosmetic items in the full game for testers. Everybody wins.
Need for Speed is dead, I doubt this new one will turn a new leaf for players.
Ghost Games have the talent, a bunch of them are ex-Criterion. Whether they have the right idea/direction for the franchise is another thing entirely. TBH I don't really care about NFS, though. Gimme more BurnOut, please.
I found my old PS2 gane "Juiced" yesterday. I remember loving Juiced 2 on ps2.,I wouldnt mind whoever bought the rights, if they made another one.
so when EA shuts the servers you cant play the game anymore.
Welcome to the 'future' of gaming. o.O
I never really liked the cheesy "fast n furious" style of the Underground series, but if they can successfully combine that with classic NFS stuff like cop chases and exotic cars, then I'm all for it... as long as I can still get some enjoyment out of the game when I "cannot connect to EA servers."
"Need For Speed will be always-online" Humm...
im assuming thats for the online portion which is fine, as long as i can still touch the single player goodness after they slay the servers, that's cool with me, we are BACK, get low get low
and just like that all hype vanished in a puff of smoke
The fact that people still have faith in EA is hilarious LMFAO!!!!! When will they learn smh
And ... It's dead.
Ugh this is beyond stupid. Are they trying to kill this franchise?
Cool, I generally prefer online so this piques my interest. Though, this game should be prepared to catch a ton of flak from the loud online-only haters. "what if I want to play this game 60 years from now!" ... "I live in a swamp!" .... et cetera.
Releases teaser for Need of Speed... ...excited... "Need For Speed will be always-online" ...Pass....
Always online just killed a MASSIVE amount of hype for me with this game. I also find it funny because I feel like it only costs them more money to maintain the game post launch rather than making a truly rich single player experience that can take pressure off online, allowing only those who want online to take advantage of that.
They went from 0-100 nigga real quick...in reverse.
NFS is DOA
Need for Speed is dead.... Long live Horizon! King of arcade racers!
No, the undisputed King of Arcade Racers is Burnout. Burnout 3: Takedown and Burnout Revenge were masterpieces, it's a shame that the series was effectively abandoned after those games.
Burnout Paradise was the most fun I've ever had on a racer game. Multiplayer was just so damn good. I remember spending hours just on the beach on the demo doing barrel rolls.
I was interested in this game and wanted to know more but now i really don't care about the game.
My interest is now gone
Need for Speed already forced the issue in a sneaky ways for multiple games now . Ever ince they added autolog , most interesting features of the game were tied to it . Even if at least the offline option was there ... it's like playing Fifa without autolog and access to stats etc
I've just lost interest. Always online is fine if there is an option to turn it off. I like playing old old games so does this mean I 15 years this game will be a useless disc when the servers are closed?
Always online = no buy for me. This means when the servers are shut down you have paid for a $60 coaster. The ability to play a game I buy 5 to 10 years from now is very important to me. Always online means a game is dead if you are offline and the game does not work the day the servers are shut down.
What a way to shoot my hopes down for this game.
F off. Bye bye im not buying your s**t if I need to be online to play SINGLE PLAYER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lets hope this was out of context or something...
Always online what a bunch of crap devs. Think of this. What if i wanna play this game single player mode in a area without any internet Connection ??
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