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Overview


Shift's cockpit view.
The next instalment in the long-running Need For Speed franchise will be developed by Slightly Mad Studios (formerly Blimey! Games). Slightly Mad Studios has a great sim-racing background, previously working on GT Legends and GTR 2. Shift is being developed to go after the hardcore simulation gamer segment, parting from the arcade racing style of the previous titles.

Shift will feature a cockpit view which will allow players to look freely around the cockpit. The new HUD will mimic driver head movement, responding to g-force to increase the realism factor.

Driver Profile


Earn points for that clean corner.
Shift allows the player to earn points for certain manoeuvres, such as cornering, overtaking, and even ramming competitors. Upon reaching the point threshold, the player will receive a level and a badge in the appropriate category. Depending on the type of badges the player earns, a title will be bestowed, 'Machine,' 'Wrecker,' or 'Dominator.' These badges are viewable by opponents and give them insight into your driving style.

Cars


On May 29, 2009, the full car and track list for NFS Shift was revealed. There will be 67 cars and 18 tracks.

  • 2006 Aston Martin DBR9
  • 2009 Audi R8 LMS
  • 2008 Audi R8
  • 2008 Audi RS 4
  • 2007 Audi S3
  • 2007 Audi TT 3.2 quattro
  • 2006 Audi S4
  • BMW M3 E36
  • BMW M3 E46
  • BMW M3 E92
  • 2008 BMW 135i Coupé
  • 2009 BMW M3 GT2
  • 2007 BMW Z4 M Coupé
  • 2008 Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  • 2006 Dodge Challenger Concept
  • 2008 Dodge Viper SRT10
  • Falken Tire 2010 Ford Mustang GT
  • 2010 Ford Shelby GT500
  • 2007 Ford Focus ST
  • 2006 Ford GT
  • 2006 Need For Speed Shelby Terlingua
  • 1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth
  • 2009 Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS
  • 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • 2006 Honda Civic Si
  • 2000 Honda S2000
  • 2006 Koenigsegg CCX
  • 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
  • 2007 Lamborghini Murciélago LP640
  • 2007 Lamborghini Reventón
  • 2006 Lotus Elise 111R
  • 2007 Lotus Exige S
  • 2005 Maserati MC12 GT1
  • 2008 Mazda MX-5
  • 2006 Mazda RX-8
  • 1995 Mazda RX-7
  • 1994 McLaren F1
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren 722 Edition
  • 2007 Mercedes-Benz SL65 AMG
  • 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer EVOLUTION IX MR-edition
  • 2003 Infiniti G35 (V35)
  • 1997 Nissan 200SX (S14)
  • 2009 Nissan 370Z (Z34)
  • 2006 Nissan 350Z (Z33)
  • 2009 Nissan GT-R SpecV (R35)
  • 2008 Nissan GT-R (R35)
  • 2000 Nissan Silvia (S15) spec.R AERO
  • 1999 Nissan Skyline GT-R (R34)
  • 1972 Nissan Skyline 2000GT-R
  • 1992 Nissan 240SX (S13)
  • 2006 Pagani Zonda F
  • 2010 Pagani Zonda R
  • 2008 Porsche 911 GT2
  • 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR
  • 2006 Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • 2004 Porsche Carrera GT
  • 2007 Porsche Cayman S
  • 2008 Renault Mégane RS
  • 2007 SEAT Leon CUPRA
  • 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX STi
  • 2007 Lexus LF-A Concept
  • 2008 SCION tC
  • 1986 Toyota Corolla GTS (A86)
  • 2008 Volkswagen Scirocco
  • 2006 Volkswagen Golf GTI


Tracks

  • Alpental
  • Autopolis International Racing Course
  • Ambush Canyon
  • Brands Hatch
  • Dakota
  • Ebisu Circuit
  • Glendale
  • Hazyview
  • Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  • London
  • Miytomi
  • Nordschleife
  • Road America
  • Rustle Creek
  • Silverstone
  • Circuit de Spa Francorchamps
  • Tokyo
  • Willow Springs
 

Soundtrack

 
  • Buraka Som Sistema feat. Pongolove: Kalemba (Wegue-Wegue)
  • Chase And Status feat. Plan B: Pieces
  • Deadmau5: Ghosts N Stuff
  • Eagles Of Death Metal: Anything 'Cept the Truth
  • Fort Knox 5 feat. Asheru: Insight (The Nextmen Remix)
  • Gallows: I Dread The Night
  • In Case Of Fire: This Time We Stand
  • Jamal: Pull Up
  • Kanye West: Paranoid (Part 2)
  • Kasabian: Underdog
  • The King Blues: The Streets Are Ours
  • Mala Rodriguez: Te Convierto
  • Mando Diao: Mean Street
  • MSTRKRFT feat. E-40: Click Click
  • N.A.S.A. feat. Spank Rock, MIA, Santigold and Nick Zinner: Whachadoin?
  • The Prodigy: Run With The Wolves
  • The Qemists feat Mike Patton: Lost Weekend
  • Regular John: Transmitter
  • Rootbeer: Under Control
  • Shinichi Osawa: Electro 411 (Lies In Disguise Mix)
  • Spoon Harris & Obernik: Baditude
  • TOKIO: Dogonim
  • Twisted Wheel: Oh, What Have You Done?
  • Two Fingers feat. Sway: High Life
 

Story


Although it probably cant be called an official story, when you first start the game there will only be two options: Story, and Options. When you first enter this "story" mode you will be put into a BMW M3 with no assists on and run a hot lap. Based on that hot lap the game will configure its settings and assists to fit your driving style for a well rounded experience. You will then race on the same track with the same car with your specific game adjustments. This race will determine your beginning currency for the game, however it will only be a difference of about 10,000 no matter what position you get.
 

PC System Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP (Service Pack 3) / Windows Vista (Service Pack 1) / Windows 7
  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 1.6 Ghz or faster
  • RAM: 1GB RAM (Windows XP) / 2 GB RAM (Windows Vista / Windows 7)
  • HDD: 6 GB free disk space
  • Graphics: 256 MB or higher (Pixel Shader 3.0, PCIe)
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Internet Connection Required


SUPPORTED VIDEO CARDS
  • ATI Radeon X1800 XT 512 MB or better
  • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GT 256 MB or better

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