News – EA announces Shift 2 Unleashed

November 17, 2010 by  
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With Shift 2 Unleashed EA are promising the most intense simulation game to ever hit the market. The sequel is once again in development at Slightly Mad Studios and is said to have had a major graphical overhaul and will also feature night racing and the degradation of tracks and cars.

“SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED is redefining immersive racing by blending the rush of tearing up the track at unbelievable speeds with the emotional experience of competitive battle,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED. “We are also working closely with real-world performance drivers to ensure that SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED captures their experience and becomes the benchmark in authentic racing action.”

Another exciting new feature is the implementation of Autolog, first seen in Criterion’s Need for Speed Hot Pursuit reboot, released this coming Friday. In Hot Pursuit, the system has various community aspects, allowing you to post in-game screenshots to your wall with a comments feature also included, and a speed wall reveals whether you are truly speedier than your friends in each event.

Anyway back to Shift 2 Unleashed. I’m really looking forward to this sequel. As you can see in my Need for Speed: SHIFT review, I was impressed with the series’ very intense starting point.

The sequel is set for release on Xbox 360 and PS3 in the spring of 2011.