NFS World has Gone Free! (in Off-topic)

smallpau1 - Go Blues [Lower My Fees] September 14 2010 12:31 AM EDT

Download doesn't take very long, it definitely needs some work, it's not as smooth as you'd want, because you're dealing with players from around the world. I had no problems with lag tho, it's just other players jump around a bit, and traffic appears out of nowhere, but luckily those traffic cars that appear from nowhere, you drive right thru.

More than a million users have signed up to drive around in massively multiplayer online racer Need for Speed World, and EA shows its appreciation by removing level restrictions for non-paying customers, making all current and future content free-to-play.

When EA's Need for Speed World launched earlier this year, anyone could create an account and play, but only players that purchased the special starter pack were able to progress past level 10 in the game. With a level cap of 50, that's a pretty serious restriction.

Well it's gone now. Starting today, all players of Need for Speed World will be able to surpass the level limit, accessing all content currently available, along with all future updates, which includes new cars, a new world region, and a co-op pursuit mode.

"Need for Speed fans have played a critical role in making Need for Speed World a success. Fan feedback has helped shape every aspect of the experience - whether it's the creation of a new feature or improving polish and progression," said John Doyle, Senior Producer, Need for Speed World. "We're excited to open the gates so that every Need for Speed World player now has free access to all current and future content including new modes, cars, features and more."

Players who already purchased the starter pack will be getting three free 7-day car rental vouchers for the BMW M3 GTR, the Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 and the Audi R8 4.2 FSI Quattro.

To sign up and get racing, visit the game's official website.

Source: Kotaku

DoS September 15 2010 2:44 AM EDT

I signed up; it's pretty cool :).

Except when I use nitrous, I guess my computer can't take the graphics and I end up going slower, when playing in multiplayer, and people end up wizzing by me.

Ankou September 15 2010 2:59 AM EDT

I got to level 6 on day one. Its a pretty cool game. The world is either exactly the same or very similar to that of NFS: Most Wanted. A little lag seems to be a persistent issue, but i can work through it. Definitely recommend for NFS fans. The download was ~800MB.
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