36 Comments
Posted by BasketSnake

Dirt 3 thank you very much.

Posted by Halopower67

Pretty awesomely stylized trailer tho.

Posted by gOLDFinger_88

First 

Posted by MarkWahlberg

love that guys "oh shit!" face.

Posted by Example1013
@gOLDFinger_88 said:
" First  "
Hah, suck it!
Posted by Devil240Z

Pro street was better than shift.

Posted by gOLDFinger_88
@example1013 said:
" @gOLDFinger_88 said:
" First  "
Hah, suck it! "
I still got the achievement for it, Hell Yeah!
Posted by Eribuster

Just 2011? I hope that means this is next year's Need for Speed. I read in that this would be released in March 2011 and that there will also be another Need for Speed game for the 2011 holidays. I don't see a need to rush Shift 2 so early and I'd figure Slightly Mad Studios would like to have six or more months to work on the game.

Posted by MeatSim

There needs to be less car commercials on TV.

Posted by Tordah

Slick trailer.

Posted by Skullomania

Werecar confirmed?

Posted by Devildoll

good trailer , now go make the game just as good ..... right.

Posted by Chadster

Not sure where all the Shift hate comes from. I thought the cockpit mode in Shift 1 was more visceral and exhilarating than just about any other sim-style racing game I can think of, and the sounds of the race were amazing.

Posted by Daftasabat

So this is like the force unleashed but in cars?

Posted by Volkodlak

It's a good move dropping Need for Speed from this, after what looks like a return to form with Hot Pursuit it's best to focus Need for Speed more on that, and try to splinter Shift into it's own thing. Personally though it'll have to do a lot to convince me this is the better choice to GRID 2.

Posted by fatpat268
@Chadster said:
" Not sure where all the Shift hate comes from. I thought the cockpit mode in Shift 1 was more visceral and exhilarating than just about any other sim-style racing game I can think of, and the sounds of the race were amazing. "
Most of it came from the poor handling in the game. The game was damn near unplayable with a controller and realistic handling. Cars would slip and slide all over the place, and every movement of the stick would cause you to overcorrect sending you in constant slides. 
 
FWIW, the game became much better once you change the handling to arcade, or something like that.
Posted by Pop

shift 2 unleashed? why unleashed? the first one was leashed?

Posted by Necrozilla

That gameplay snippet (0:59) looked intense. Sign me up.

Posted by Krrutch

if only incar viewpoints were really that far back in racing games
heres hoping

Posted by DukesT3

looks slick. 

Posted by JoelTGM

thats a video game

Posted by MisterMouse

cool commercial

Posted by FirePrince

Ok,this got me interested,but it still won't be as good as Criterion's Hot Pursuit.

Posted by Klaimore

Yes!! The first one was really good I'm really excited they decided to make another one.

Posted by jayjonesjunior
@BasketSnake:  complete different styles of racing.
Posted by navyboy

When I first saw this on the front page I thought it said "Shit 2" lol

Posted by Rox360

Unleashed? Seriously?? That's like the "Reloaded" of games that don't necessarily have guns! People seriously need to stop sucking at naming their games. "Shift" doesn't even make for a good stand-alone name to begin with. It looked good in the context of the Need for Speed series, as it did represent a shift of styles. But having the game just be called Shift is even worse than just calling a game Modern Warfare.
 
Soon enough we'll have games just plain called "Shoot". Oh, wait...

Posted by Rave_Epic
@Daftasabat: Yes..it's totally like that.
Posted by Emiel

Wow, great trailer. Love the sound

Posted by Hero_Swe

I just hope this will be optimized for PC, SHIFT 1 was horribly optimised and a bad console port.
Posted by kn00tcn
@Rox360 said:
" Unleashed? Seriously?? That's like the "Reloaded" of games that don't necessarily have guns! People seriously need to stop sucking at naming their games. "Shift" doesn't even make for a good stand-alone name to begin with. It looked good in the context of the Need for Speed series, as it did represent a shift of styles. But having the game just be called Shift is even worse than just calling a game Modern Warfare.  Soon enough we'll have games just plain called "Shoot". Oh, wait... "
grid? dirt? pure? fuel?
 
shift is a pretty decent name, it's not some press up & turn arcade crap, you've got to use brakes
 
almost like the name of 'top gear' tv show
 
'modern warfare' is way worse
Edited by kn00tcn
@Hero_Swe said:

" I just hope this will be optimized for PC, SHIFT 1 was horribly optimised and a bad console port. "

patch 2...
 
that was only ati issues anyway (i'm a 4870x2)
 
what exactly does this have to do with porting?
Posted by Hero_Swe
@kn00tcn said:
"@Hero_Swe said:

" I just hope this will be optimized for PC, SHIFT 1 was horribly optimised and a bad console port. "

patch 2... that was only ati issues anyway (i'm a 4870x2)  what exactly does this have to do with porting? "

Had the latest patch and it hardly improved performance. And the computer was no slouch either, I ran Crysis better than SHIFT. It was simply a poor port job, not nearly as bad as GTA IV though.
Posted by oasisbeyond

60 fps please...

Posted by BasketSnake
@jayjonesjunior:
I know, I traded in shift after I got hold of Dirt 2.
Posted by Soviut

Kudos to the sound designer on this video!