EA announced today that their rebooted Need for Speed franchise will become available to North Americans on September 22, while European racing fans will get access to the game a couple days earlier on September 17.
Need for Speed Shift looks to change up the series through its focus on first-person cockpit perspective. The game will also feature more cars than ever and should be visually brilliant.
In a statement to IGN, Patrick Soderlund, Senior Vice President at EA Games Europe stated, "With Need for Speed SHIFT, we set out to create a racing game that pushes the genre and delivers something never before seen in a Need for Speed title. By focusing on the driver's experience through the first-person view, we are able to capture the high-speed intensity and gripping emotions of racing."
GDC 2009: Need for Speed Shift Set for September Launch