Gaming Hype: EA Announces Need For Speed PC Release Date. Steering Wheel Support Added (Video)

I love playing games on my consoles but there are those out there who just prefer the kind of gaming experience that only a PC could provide.  This amounted to a huge bummer when the PC version of EA’s Need For Speed was pushed back beyond the console release so that the team could make improvements.  Well, we are finally getting an update from EA about Need For Speed PC and it all looks like good news!

First an official release date of March 15th, 2016 was announced which means PC gamers can get their hands on the game in just a little over a month from now.  It was also announced that a manual transmission option is being added to the game along with support for steering wheel peripherals from Logitech, Fanatec, and Thrustmaster.

Those with more beefy PC gaming rigs will also be happy to know that Need For Speed PC will be able to run at an unlocked frame rate and support 4K resolution.  There is probably a precious few out there who could really take advantage of those options but its nice to know they’re there.  For more information about Need For Speed PC check out the official trailer and press release below.


Press Release:

Need for Speed on PC – Coming March 15th

The wait is over, Need for Speed is coming to PC on March 15th!

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. 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.

The extra development time has allowed us to create the definitive NFS PC experience. One of the burning topics of discussion amongst our Community has been the inclusion of Manual Transmission – we can now confirm this will be in the game when Need for Speed launches on PC.

With the release on PC we’re also adding steering wheel support for a selection of wheels from Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec. As with Manual Transmission this is a decision taken based purely on Community feedback. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best Need for Speed experience possible and your feedback has been playing a huge role in that.

When Need for Speed launches on PC it will also contain all the improvements and tweaks we’ve made up to now, including both the Icons and Legends updates from day one. The Showcase update is currently scheduled to arrive on PC shortly after launch.

The PC version of Need For Speed will be releasing on March 15th. If you’re an Origin Access member, you can play the game early for a limited time, starting March 10. Not a member? Join today.

For those players on console we can also confirm that Manual Transmission will be making its way to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Keep an eye on official channels for future updates.

We look forward to welcoming our PC fans to Ventura Bay, we’ll see you on the streets.

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