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Need for Speed on PC gets green light for March release

Need for Speed PC

After being held back in the garage for a while there, Need for Speed has passed its MOT with flying colours and has started off on its road trip to PC release. Chequered flags at the ready: its expected DOA is now March 15. 

“Vrrruuuuummmmmm,” goes our list of best racing games for PC.

When the delay was announced last year, Ghost Games suggested they wanted Need for Speed’s PC version to run with an unlocked framerate and that they needed more time to make that happen.

It seems that’s now A Thing, and that the extra development time has allowed the developers to create “the definitive NFS PC experience.”

Improvements that’ve been made to the base game up to now, such as the game’s Icons and Legends updates, will be made available from launch with The Showcase update arriving shortly afterwards. Steering wheel support for a selection of Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec models will also be added, if that sort of thing shifts yer gears.

“We’re incredibly proud of how good Need for Speed looks visually, a sentiment we know many of you share, and we’re excited to show you the game running at a higher frame rate,” reads a statement from Ghost Games. “Seeing is believing so we’re hoping when you see and play Need for Speed running with an unlocked framerate and at a 4k resolution you’ll be just as excited as we are.”

Here’s the new PC release trailer that makes good use of a rap song some 14 years old:

It wasn’t delayed that long, was it?