Free-To-Play Need for Speed World MMO Releases July 20th

By Ishaan . May 27, 2010 . 9:44am


Electronic Arts’ upcoming free-to-play MMORG Need for Speed World is being readied for a July 20th release, the publisher announced earlier today. The game is being developed at EA’s Black Box studio in collaboration with EA Singapore, and has been in beta-test since 2009.


Along with the release date, EA also provided details on the game’s payment model, which isn’t entirely micro-transaction-based. When World goes live, one will be able to download a free client from the game’s official website. Downloading the client will allow access to all races, pursuits and career progression up to level 10 in World’s ingame driver growth system. Progressing any further, however, will require purchase of the Need for Speed World Starter Pack.


The Starter Pack, which costs $20, will allow access to the rest of the game, and will also open up the option of additional purchases such as power-ups or double experience periods, which are entirely unavailable to free subscribers. Pre-ordering this pack will give you a head start on July 13th — a whole week before the game’s official launch, throughout which the game will present you with increased experience points.

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  • cowcow

    Will you be able to create a character and have them move around the world to different shops, places and events instead of just the car since it is an MMO?

  • kupomogli

    Test Drive Unlimited is my current favorite racer until Septermber when TDU2 comes out. TDU and TDU2 are MMO based racers which you can create and challenge players to races, etc. New to TDU2 are offroad vehicles, an entire second island plus the first one remade, ability to create racing clubs(clans,) a Playstation Home sorts of home decoration and character customization. $50 for PS360 and $40 for PC when it comes out in September($10 less than your average price point and nothing more to pay after.)

    Just throwing out a racing game everyone needs to get.

    Need for Speed hasn’t been good lately, and I might have tried this but it sounds as they’re going to milk the player for money. Also it’s not on consoles and I’m not too fond of playing games on the PC.

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