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Need for Speed Shift – BMW M3 GT2 Video

Need for Speed Shift – BMW M3 GT2 Video

Following the E3 video trailer, here’s more video material on Need for Speed Shift as a short new preview video has been released, revealing another exciting real life race car addition.

Following the earlier seen Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 car, the video shows us the BMW E92 M3 GT2 that races in the American Le Mans series. Built by BMW Motorsport and raced by Rahal Letterman Racing, the BMW M3 is BMW’s weapon of choice in the ALMS GT2 class. Making its debut at the 2009 12 Hours of Sebring, the car has already clinched podium finishes in the hands of Dirk Müller and Tom Milner.

Developed by Slightly Mad Studios (former Blimey! Games) and distributed by EA, Need for Speed Shift is expected to be released in September 2009 for the PC and all major consoles. A demo of Shift has been announced to be available this summer.

  • JimmyB

    Full car and track list has been released as well:–Track-Lists-14176.html

    Not as many real-world tracks as I was expecting, but you can’t really complain when you’ve got Spa and the Nordschleife. Brands Hatch, Silverstone, Road America and Laguna Seca too. Nice to see a few GT cars in there as well – 997 RSR, DBR9, MC12 GT1 and obviously the M3.

  • Sensekhmet

    This game is getting more and more interesting.

  • Gabkicks

    sofar, all of the trailers have done nothing to convince me the game will be a simulator. all they show is crashes, near crashes, and bad driving. They weren’t really made for the sim racer.

  • mikem

    Gabkicks- I think because EA (not SMS) is responsible for the game’s promotion and whether you like it or not, the crashes are quite riveting and EA understandably is using that as the game’s selling point to the general gamers out there. I expect the physics to be in the GT5 Prologue and Forza 2 league- not quite a sim but definitely a simcade and a whole lot better than anything by Codemasters. I’m glad that the graphics are quite remarkable (not so much the blurring) because I personally think it’s one of the requisite of a good driving game- that you need to be visually immersed.

  • dadada1

    Main thing is the need for speed crowd hate where this is taking the series, (not enough street chases and cops) thats only good for us.

  • ScHiRoCk

    Lame ass movie, you can’t see what it’s about…
    Only some nice eye candy, but that’s it…
    Haven’t heard the sound of cars, ambient, tires etc… and don’t know how the cars drive because it’s always flashing from 1 sec to another…

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