Ghost Games continues to create more content for the new Need for Speed, months after its initial release last November on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The latest update, titled “Showcase,” comes out on February 3 and includes additional multiplayer features and visual upgrades to your favorite car.
Photo Shoots And More Customization
You spend a significant amount of time not only upgrading your car’s performance, but also giving it a visual makeover with patterns, decals and a large palette of colors. However, some players are more creative than others with their designs. In the new Wrap Sharing section, creative artists can upload their own visual designs for others download and use on their own cars.
Once it’s out in the streets, you can show off your car with the new Snapshot Pro feature. It allows you to move the camera around the car so you can take glamorous pictures of your ride. You can also tweak certain attributes of the photo such as brightness, depth of field, and contrast, and you can even apply a filter.
To make the car a bit more personal, Ghost Games also added the ability to customize the license plates. In addition to creating your own combination of numbers and letters, you can also choose from a selection of frames and backgrounds to make your plate stand out from others.
The Legends update in December introduced 113 items across six cars, and next month, over 100 additional customization parts are coming to 11 cars on the roster.
Ford Focus RS
Chevrolet Camaro Z28
BMW M3 E92
Ford Mustang Boss 302
Ford Mustang Foxbody
Ford Mustang GT
Mazda MX5 (2015)
Nissan 180sx Type X
Nissan Silvia Spec-R
Subaru BRZ Premium
Subaru Impreza WRX
Quick Repair And Competition
In past Need for Speed games, you could instantly repair your car by driving through a gas station. After many requests for the feature from the community, the developers brought it back for the current game. All of the stations will return your battered vehicle to its pristine condition. To make it more convenient, all gas stations are also marked on the map.
Those who crave more multiplayer gameplay can now join a “Competitive” session of the game. Unlike the normal experience, which has a few players driving around and taking on missions across the map, the Competitive section is full of players seeking a chance to race their build against other human players.
Other updates include the addition of three achievements and trophies, stability repairs, and as always, more bug squashing.
For PC players, you’ll have to wait a little longer until you can try the franchise reboot. Back in September, it was announced that the PC version was delayed to sometime in spring 2016. The main reason for the delay was because players demanded that the game include the ability to unlock frame rates. The extra time also allows developers to improve Need for Speed’s overall visual quality on the PC. When it does come out, it will also include every update implemented in the console versions, such as Legends and the upcoming Showcase packs.