Need for Speed Rivals Will Let You Personalize Your Vehicle

Customization is coming back to the Need for Speed series in the upcoming title, Need for Speed Rivals, EA and Ghost Games revealed today. This element of the game, which was present mainly in the NFS: Underground titles, will be making a strong return in the form of personalization due to its importance when playing in the game’s new AllDrive system.

According to James Mouat, Lead Designer on Need for Speed Rivals, AllDrive is a feature that allows you to routinely encounter your friends on the open roads, so the integration of personalization is key in the “gameplay and fiction of living the life of a Cop or Racer” in the game’s setting of Redview County, according to Mouat. Also, it helps you keep an eye out for your friends’ vehicles.

In Mouat’s post, he detailed what unlocks would be available to Cops in the game.

Instead of unlocking wild colors and decals, players who find themselves working up the ranks of the Redview County Police Department (RCPD) will unlock different variations of each car depending on how they choose to play; Patrol, Enforcer, and another class which will be revealed at Gamescom during EA’s press conference next week.

Each class of vehicle will have a unique visual style to reflect the changes in performance the vehicle has to offer. Patrol cars are standard issue and are the easiest to unlock, and come with standard RCPD livery. Enforcer cars offer reinforced construction, allowing them to deal more damage in car-to-car situations and come with elite-styled livery to better reflect their status.

Finally, if you pre-order the game anywhere you’ll score the Ultimate Cop Pack, but various retailers are offering further bonuses including the Ultimate Racer Pack. This add-on grants you access to the SRT Viper Time Attack, the custom Colorful Dream livery and a bonus allotment of banked Speed Points.

Described as the spiritual successor to Need for Speed: High Stakes, Rivals will be out on PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in November, with next-gen versions to follow.

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2 Comments on Need for Speed Rivals Will Let You Personalize Your Vehicle


On August 17, 2013 at 2:52 pm

Do I see a custom car? is that customization?! THANK YOU EA!!! THANK YOU!!
Its about ing time!!!!

Coolhand Luke

On October 14, 2013 at 4:22 pm

It’s not going to live up to the hype. EA should go back to school, open the underground box and improve that product with new flavor. That is what we really want anyway. EA, just says you have 8 months to push X project and it needs to make X percent of cost development. Project Analysis 101, but what if EA really stopped looking at the numbers and went the way that Blizzard has gone take 2 to X years to develop a kick butt products and expand on it for years. People still go nuts over the next WOW expansion some 8 years later.