16/04/2010 at 13:02       Phil May       4 COMMENTS.
Source - Computer and Video Games
 - NSFW, NSFW, NSFW!, NSFW!, Need for Speed World

Someone, somewhere in Marketing probably thought that the new Need for Speed MMO should be tittilatingly titled to enable a saucy acronym.

Of course, if you search for NSFW in a non-adult-safe google search you might get more than you bargained for. Elderly witch tits aside, Need for Speed World is the name of EA's free-to-play racing MMO version of their most popular (if extremely variable in quality) racing franchise.

Culling content from recent Need for Speed PC games, including Rockport (from Need for Speed: Carbon) and Silverton (from Need for Speed: Most Wanted), the way the game is funded is very similar to the way Battlefield Heroes is funded. Players get a smidgeon of free content, but must indulge in nefarious microtransactions to get the good stuff. The good stuff comprising new cars, customisation options and areas to race in.

The game engine's scaled to work on the lowest-common-denominator PCs so it's only going to look so pretty no matter how much you tweak it.

As an MMO experiment, players will see "ghosted" versions of other players, which isn't quite as satisfying as being physically able to run into someone in games like Test Drive: Unlimited. Nevertheless, EA claims that the "free" nature of the game should lead to intense community support and the sort of ride-pimping show-off shenanigans you'd expect from a worldwide version of Need for Speed.

No firm release date has been mentioned, but there's a secretive beta on the cards soon.

Pimp your ride, sir? Ohhh! Suits you!

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