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Need for Speed Rivals blurs the line between single-player and multiplayer

Need for Speed Rivals

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EA showed off Need for Speed: Rivals, the latest entry in its long-running racing franchise, during its pre-Electronic Entertainment Expo press briefing in Los Angeles today.

Rivals merges single-player and multiplayer action instantaneously in what EA is calling the “All-drive” feature. During an onstage demo, two demonstrators were separately playing as a racer and a cop. Rivals then automatically put them into a game together, with the latter chasing the former.

Need for Speed Rivals releases on Nov. 19 for current-generation consoles and Windows, with the next-generation versions coming later in 2013.


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