Enthusiasts of driving games should get ready: Two driving titles and a newly announced game from EA have recently received updates. This week, some new information surfaced regarding the newest reboot from Electronic Arts. Additionally, the developers of DLC of "Driveclub" and the Wii U version of "Project CARS" have also released statements about the game and some teasers.
The first of the updates comes from the upcoming reboot of “Need for Speed.” This month, publisher EA has announced that the reboot will come in early 2016. IGN reports that DICE Technical Director Johan Andersson has confirmed that 2016’s “Need for Speed” will run on the same Frostbite engine as this year’s “Star Wars: Battlefront.” This was confirmed via a tweet, which also specified that it will be the same version as well.
The only information about the new “Need for Speed” title is that it will be developed by Ghost Games, which was also in charge of the 2013 iteration. Fans of the franchise would know that this version has already been on the drawing board for a longer planning and development period.
‘Project CARS’ Wii U Sees Delay
PS4, Xbox One and PC players have already been enjoying the “Project CARS” release for some weeks. However, it appears that Wii U players won’t have the same privilege, at least not with this version of the hardware.
Developer Slightly Mad Studios has stated that the team has been hard at work to get the game on the Nintendo Wii U. Given the progress though, the best next step may be to wait for its own next-gen hardware. “Honestly, unless we really cut the looks back, I think we’re looking to Nintendo’s next console,” said Slightly Mad Studios boss Ian Bell to Eurogamer.
This is because the farthest that the studio has gotten in the game with the Wii U is to have it run at 23FPS at 720p. The studio has high hopes that Nintendo may announce new hardware come E3 2015. This would be a logical move, considering how even the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions for “Project CARS” were scrapped.
‘Driveclub’ Lamborghini DLC Teased In Trailer
Longtime fans of “Driveclub” will be treated to four Lamborghini cars in its Lamborghini Icons expansion pack. These cars are the Lamborghini Sesto Elemento, the Lamborghini Reventón, the Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 Super Veloce and the Lamborghini Diablo Super Veloce.
The newest “Driveclub” DLC is slated to arrive on May 26 in North America, while players in Europe only need to wait a day later for the May 27 release. Developer Evolution Studios previously teased three separate preview of the cars in action. For the final preview, fans can see the Lamborghini Diablo Super Veloce on the road, as seen in the trailer below.
This is far from the end of the line for updates on “Driveclub.” The developer has also teased that there will be server upgrades, private lobbies, new driver levels and challenge improvements coming. Even in July, the season pass will still provide some more cars and tours.