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Developer: EA Ghost & Criterion Games
Publisher: EA
Year: 2013
Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PS4, Xbox One

Need for Speed makes its next generation debut with Need for Speed: Rivals powered by an enhanced version of Frostbite 3. Police chases are back at the forefront, allowing players to take on the role as either the cops or felons, and car customisation makes a belated return for the series. Set in the open world of Redview County, Rivals adopts a system known as AllDrive that will seamlessly merge single and online multiplayer gameplay experiences.

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Need for Speed: Rivals trailer showcases personalisation and...

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Need for Speed: Rivals detailed at E3 2013

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