EA Announces Shift 2 Unleashed, Shows off Trailer

On the day that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit hits stores, EA has let us know that the next game in the Need for Speed family will be coming next year.

In a press release, EA has announced Shift 2 Unleashed for a Spring 2011 release. Yes, they took Need for Speed out of the title, but if you watch the trailer below you’ll see that it’s still definitely a Need for Speed game.

The original Shift released in September of 2009, and was considered the most realistic of all the Need for Speed games. Now, they’ve added the next generation of Hot Pursuit’s Autolog, the network that manages stats and player matching, to the game. As for other additions, the press release mentions the following:

SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED features an all-new rendering engine with a massive graphics overhaul that puts the player in the heart of the racing action. With an innovative helmet camera view simulating the physical experience of driving at 200mph, the thrilling experience of night racing and authentic degradation of tracks and cars, this is tomorrow’s sim for today’s adrenaline fueled racer.

The sequel is still in the hands of Slightly Mad Studios, so igf you liked the first game, the second one may be right in your wheelhouse.

Enjoy the trailer below, or head over to download it yourself.

Racing up a storm in Shift 2: Unleashed? Check out our complete Game Guide!

Join the Conversation   

* required field

By submitting a comment here you grant GameFront a perpetual license to reproduce your words and name/web site in attribution. Inappropriate or irrelevant comments will be removed at an admin's discretion.

1 Comment on EA Announces Shift 2 Unleashed, Shows off Trailer


On November 18, 2010 at 3:46 pm

ya they had that on the awesome hot pursuit title, so not news to me from filefront but good for getting others that didn’t buy the game. Again good article Ron, Phil your getting better.