Last week, we showed off the first look at Shift 2: Unleashed, EA’s latest Need For Speed racing game. Well, it didn’t take long for EA to get the word out about its quality. In fact, it believes it stands a chance against this week’s juggernaut, Gran Turismo 5.
“… If you compare Shift and Gran Turismo, I actually do see Shift as a direct competitor to Gran Turismo for sure,” says senior VP Patrick Soderlund. “Honestly, my take on this. Would I want to compete with Gran Turismo on sheer scale – meaning number of cars and the depth that they have in the game? Probably not.
“What does make sense to me … I think they have a very sterile, almost car collecting type of product where that’s mainly what we do and I think we can offer something different. Our idea is that if we can offer the most authentic driving experience and portray what it feels like being inside a race car, then I think that’s where we can excel and where we absolutely will beat them. That I know for sure.”
We shall see…
Thanks, Joystiq, for the scoop!