Game details

Need for Speed: Shift
NFS Shift
Sub Genre:
Driving Simulator
Release Date (US):
September 15th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
September 18th, 2009
Online Players:
Slightly Mad Studios
Electronic Arts
E [Everyone]
PSU Rank:
312 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
252 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360, PC, and PSP

About Need for Speed: Shift

Need for Speed: Shift is a "hardcore racing simulation" overseen by Black Box executive producer Michael Mann, and Patrick Soderlund, the co-founder of DICE and current senior vice president of EA Games Europe. External developer Slightly Mad Studios will be responsible for putting a realistic spin on the franchise.

Need for Speed: Shift News

  • Need For Speed: Shift producer diary

    In this latest producer diary for Need For Speed: Shift, Jesse Abney, details what career mode shall entail for gamers as well as what to expect on an overall level. Abney clarifies that Shift will provide a simulation experience from a sub-genre point of view, possibly to the same tune as GRiD. For...

  • First footage of Need for Speed Shift impresses

    Skeptics started moaning when Electronic Arts announced that it had plans to release three fresh iterations into its Need for Speed franchise. PlayStation 3 owners are scheduled to receive Need for Speed Shift, which was expected to be similar to Codemasters' GRiD, but without the success. Fortunate...

  • EA dates Need for Speed Shift

    Electronic Arts announced today that Need for Speed Shift, the latest authentic racing game in the Need for Speed series, will be released across Europe on September 17 and in North America on September 22. "With Need for Speed Shift, we set out to create a racing game that pushes the genre ...

  • EA introduces three new Need For Speed titles

    It's starting to look as though Electronic Arts has no plans to scrap their recently poorly selling Need for Speed franchise, as the publisher has just announced three new titles in the series. Each title will release on a different consoles, with the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 sharing Need for Spee...

Need for Speed: Shift Features

  • The Evolution of Need for Speed

    Since its inception in 1994, Electronic Arts’ Need for Speed franchise has packed in a diverse and highly acclaimed batch of offerings spanning multiple platforms, combining adrenaline-fueled police chases, voluptuous female commentators, and intense, drift-centric street racing. Although t...

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