Need for Speed World

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Need for Speed World, formerly known as World Online until February 5, 2010 is one of the three next installments in the long-running racing video game franchise Need for Speed published by Electronic Arts, this iteration being co-developed by EA Black Box and EA Singapore. World is a free-to-play MMORG, or massively multiplayer online racing game, the second MMORG in the Need for Speed series after Motor City Online. EA marketing manager Keith Munro states that "this Play for Free action racing game will give Need for Speed fans the most licensed cars, parts and game modes ever in Need for Speed's history". There is now an official trailer, which confirms Pagani Zonda, Lamborghini, Porsche, Lexus and the return of the police. The game will continue the story where Carbon and Undercover left off.


A beta test was held in Taiwan, 2009. On February 5, 2010 the first closed beta was released. The release date is scheduled for Fall 2010.



The game has actually been in development for four years, prior to Carbon but intense devotion to finishing the product didn't begin until sometime late 2008.

In an interview with World producer, Scott Henshaw, he mentioned that the European and North American versions of the game will have differences from the Asian one. It was also confirmed that the game will feature the cities of Palmont and Rockport, which were featured in Need for Speed Carbon and Need for Speed Most Wanted respectively. The cops were confirmed to return as well, together with a co-op and team based cop play.

The map of NFSW.

It is unknown if the game will have more cities and/or dynamic day/night cycle, but current screenshots show both daytime and nighttime. A map was recently released, showing Palmont and Rockport connected. The game will also feature a chat option and autopilot. The December 2009 podcast also confirmed that this installment will feature the largest selection of cars and parts in series history (so far 250 cars have been planned from Most Wanted, Carbon, ProStreet and Undercover).

Car List

According to the screenshots and videos from beta and other sources unofficial carlist can look like this:

  • 2003 BMW M3 E46
  • 2005 Chevrolet Corvette C6*
  • 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo
  • 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4
  • 1998 Lexus IS300
  • 2004 Lotus Elise 111R
  • 2006 Mazda Mazdaspeed 3
  • 1999 Mazda RX-7
  • 2006 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT
  • 1992 Nissan 240SX
  • 2005 Nissan 350Z
  • 2008 Nissan GT-R (R35)
  • 2006 Pagani Zonda F
  • 2006 Porsche Carrera GT
  • 2006 Porsche Cayman S
  • 2005 Pontiac GTO*
  • 1986 Toyota Corolla GT-S AE86
  • 2006 Volkswagen Golf R32
  • 2007 Dodge Charger SRT8*

*as cop cars

Game Info

  • Avalable in  : PC-DVD (With Internet Connection)
  • Genre(S): Multiplayer

System Specifications (Beta)

  • Operating System: Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 / Windows XP Service Pack 2 (64-bit versions are not compatible)
  • Processor: 1.7 GHz
  • Memory: 512 MB RAM
  • Hard Drive: 4.7 GB for CD/DVD versions / 11 GB for EA Downloader version (5GB for download, 6GB for install)
  • Optical Drive: 8x DVD drive (Europe) / CD drive (North America)
  • Video Card: A video card with 64 MB memory and one of these chipsets is required:

NVIDIA GeForce3 / NVIDIA GeForce4 (Ti series only) / ATI Radeon 8500. Laptop versions of these chipsets may work but are not supported

  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Online Multiplayer: 512 Kbps connection; 2-8 Players
  • Input: Keyboard, Mouse
  • Optional: USB Steering Wheel / Dual Analogue Gamepad
  • Obtained from NFS World FAQ on Official Site: [1]

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