In videos and a Gamescom presentation, Ghost Games and EA have given us a good chunk of what will be driving the story in Need for Speed
when it's released later this year: icons of popular car culture. Let's meet some of the inspirations behind the reboot of this classic title.
Speed Icon - Magnus Walker collects and restores classic Porsche 911s. He is known for his high speed driving and will push you to enhance your reputation through adrenaline-fuelled driving.
Style Icon - Ken Block is notorious for his style of aggressive driving, as he showcases in his phenomenal YouTube GYMKHANA series. Earn his recognition by mastering the art of precision sliding and jumping through corners and on the streets.
Build Icon - Nakai-san is the founder of RAUH-Welt BEGRIFF (RWB), a world renowned tuning and customising company. Focus on creating that perfect customised ride as you look to impress him.
Crew Icon - Risky Devil are an infamous drift crew. These guys are the kings of close proximity driving and control. Ride in packs, inches away from wiping each other out as you get to grips with precise control and wild drift trains.
Outlaw Icon - Morohoshi-san doesn’t care how people categorise him, he just does what he wants. He’s often seen on the night streets rolling around in his customised ride. Risk it all as you mess with and escape from the cops to grab his attention.
For the first time ever, your customized car will be seen in live action events as the developer strives to blur the line between fantasy and reality.
Can you keep up with your icons? I guess we'll see when Need for Speed
slams onto Xbox One November 3rd.