Need for Speed SHIFT is an award-winning authentic racing game
that combines the true driverís experience with real-world
physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic
race tracks. Need for Speed SHIFT takes players in a different
direction to create a simulation experience that replicates the
true feeling of driving high-end performance cars.
Players are thrust into the loud, visceral, intense, athletic
experience of racing a car on the edge of control from the
driverís perspective through the combination of perception based
G-forces, the hyper reality of the cockpit view, and the brutal
experience of a first person crash dynamic. Need for Speed SHIFT
features an accurate, accessible physics-based driving model
that allows you to feel every impact, every change of track
surface and every last bit of grip as you push yourself to the
The all-new driver profile is the ultimate extension of the true
driverís experience. This system gives each player a unique
persona based on a playerís driving skill and style - aggressive
or precise. Driver profile impacts how a player unlocks cars,
overall career progression and online matchmaking. In Need for
Speed SHIFT, how you drive is who you are behind the wheel.
True Driverís Experience Ė A variety of visual cues delivers
the true driverís experience including a three-dimensional
HUD that mimics driver head movement, inertia and G-forces.
The depth of field also adjusts based on the speed of the
car; so when the car is traveling at high speeds the
perspective will shift to the distance putting the
car/cockpit out of focus.
Driver Profile Ė What kind of driver are you? Driver profile
tracks the playerís evolution as a race driver from event to
event. This system is made up of a driverís personality on
the track, their success rate and any profile points and
badges accrued all of which work together to create a
tailor-made career and game play experience. Driver profile
is pervasive throughout all modes: career and online.
Dynamic Crash Effect - When the player hits a static object
or opponent car, the player will feel like they are 'taking
damage'. A combination of visual and audio effects will
leave the player disorientated and briefly disrupt the race.
Total Customization Ė Need for Speed SHIFT features a
comprehensive customization option that lets the player
tailor every aspect of the cars performance and styling. Go
under the hood to upgrade and tune your vehicle to increase
its performance. The visual customization system allows
players to personalize both the exterior and trick out the
interior to reflect their individual style and preferences.
Photo Real Cars and Tracks Ė Nearly 70 licensed cars are
available including the Pagani Zonda F, Audi RS4, and
Porsche 911 GT3 RSR. There is also over 15 real-world
locations like Willow Springs and Laguna Seca as well as
fictional circuits like downtown London and Tokyo.