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Need for Speed: Edge is an upcoming title currently in development under EA Spearhead, formerly EA Korea, that is set to be published by Nexon in South Korea, and by Tencent in China under the title Need for Speed: Online.

The game is being developed in Korea, and will use the Frostbite 3 engine.

The title was first teased through a press release published in Korean by Nexon[1] on July 1, 2015.

It features various multiplayer only routes that players compete against each other along to reach the finish line first. Players can also grab power-ups along the route to use against other players or improve their current car similar to Pursuit Tech featured in Need for Speed: Rivals and power-ups featured in Need for Speed: World.

Multiplayer events are initiated through a lobby system that allows players to see the current race route, the driver level of other players, and a list of cars they can select for the event.

Players are given a reward at the end of each event with a pack of four cards of which only one card can be selected.

Development

Teaser Trailer

A teaser trailer was later released on November 3, 2015[2] featuring various locations previously featured in Need for Speed: Rivals' Redview County, as well as short glimpses at various vehicles.

The trailer closes highlighting the date November 12, 2015, the date when the registration for the closed beta test began.

Closed Beta

Registration for a closed beta began on November 12, 2015 and is set to end in November 22, 2015, which will be followed the closed beta session from November 26, 2015 to November 29, 2015. The closed beta will be exclusive to South Korea.

Additional beta test sessions were announced on March 8, 2016 with the first taking place from March 8, 2016 to March 20, 2016, and the second from March 24, 2016 to March 27, 2016. The second round of test sessions highlighted the inclusion of Time Attack and Hot Pursuit events.

EA Quarterly Earnings Call

Electronics Arts' quarterly earnings call for the third quarter of fiscal 2017 was held on January 31, 2017. During the call, a rundown of Electronic Arts' previous quarter was discussed, and one of the games mentioned was Need for Speed: Edge.

[It will] follow a similar path as that we've taken with FIFA Online.
— Andrew Wilson - EA CEO

No release date was given.[3]

Cars

Over 200 cars are targeted to be part of Need for Speed: Edge[4], with all of them split into various car classes ranging from highest (SS) to lowest (C). The car class rating system ranges from SS, S, A, B, and C.

As well as a class rating, each car is rated in five different performance factors that equate to an overall performance rating within a car class.

Soundtrack

The soundtrack features artists such as The Qemists, Fall Out Boy, The Dead Weather, and Major Lazer.

System Requirements

Component Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
OS Windows Vista (SP2) 32-bit Windows 7 64-bit
CPU AMD Athlon II X2 2.8Ghz
Intel Core 2Duo 2.4Ghz
AMD Phenom II X3
Intel Core i5
RAM 4GB 8GB
GPU AMD Radeon 3870
NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT
AMD Radeon 7870
NVIDIA GeForce GTX660
VRAM 512MB 3GB
DirectX DirectX 10 DirectX 11

Trailers

References

  1. http://2p.com/34769876_1/EA-Is-Developing-Need-for-Speed-Edge-for-Korean-Market-by-Wei.htm Need for Speed: Edge Nexon Press Release
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9eJoYnLtFdI Need for Speed: Edge - Teaser Trailer
  3. http://www.polygon.com/2017/1/31/14461472/new-need-for-speed-game Polygon: New Need for Speed game
  4. http://gameabout.com/interview2/3765896 G-Star 2016 interview

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