Part of the conversation includes hearing from our PC community that an unlocked frame rate in Need for Speed is a massive priority for you, and we fully agree. To deliver this, we’ve made the decision to move the PC release date to Spring 2016. Our PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release dates will remain the same, starting November 3, 2015 in North America and November 5 worldwide.
This decision on PC gives us the necessary development time to increase the visuals that we can deliver on PC. We will also include content updates that will have been released on console up to that time, making them available to all PC players from day one.
Need for Speed is also committed to being a live service so we can deliver an ongoing experience that is constantly changing and evolving. We will include free content updates and challenges as ever-present ways for you to earn rewards and continually explore the game.
Since this is a connected game, server stability is at the forefront of discussion, and rightfully so. We will be undertaking a closed beta on PS4 and Xbox One in the coming weeks to help us test our server infrastructure to help prepare for launch. We’re taking great steps to ensure that your experience is not compromised, including having dedicated servers to make host migration a thing of the past.
Once again, we thank you for your continued passion and dedication to Need for Speed, and we look forward to seeing you on the streets of Ventura Bay.
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