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Need for Speed Shift – Free DLC Coming Soon

Need for Speed Shift – Free DLC Coming Soon

Need for Speed Shift users will soon be able to download a free pack of cars that will add five new vehicles to Sligthly Mad Studios’ recently-released title.

The pack will introduce four American muscle-cars and one Japanese sports car to Shift:

* 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
* 1967 Shelby GT 500
* 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
* 1971 Dodge Challenger R/T
* 1998 Toyota Supra Mark IV

Furthermore, the pack will be including a new team racing mode for online events, allowing up to six players per team to race their opponents.

Even though the pack is already listed on the Need for Speed website, the download links aren’t available and no further info on the release date has been given yet.

  • kill4f00d

    I think someone working on the Shift site jumped the gun. They really need to release the patch first before giving us any DLC. I do welcome it though as Shift really needs more cars.

  • Skillcoil

    ZOMG! Supra!! can’t wait! :sd: :sd: :sd: :sd: :sd:

    I heard the patch should release at the end of this month so maybe 1 week later ?

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    kill4f00d: I think someone working on the Shift site jumped the gun. They really need to release the patch first before giving us any DLC. I do welcome it though as Shift really needs more cars.

    Jeez man, as long as the patch still comes, what does it matter ?
    About time people got a little bit more appreciative and less spoiled.
    I think SMS can decide when to give us what they want to give us. We know the patch is in works and is even in testing.

  • moppenheimer

    F1Racer: Jeez man, as long as the patch still comes, what does it matter ?About time people got a little bit more appreciative and less spoiled.I think SMS can decide when to give us what they want to give us. We know the patch is in works and is even in testing.

    When i pay 60 bucks for something, i expect it to work, and if it doesnt, the makers should be working to fix it…….not adding more tinsil

  • f0xx

    DAMN! CLassic cars and a Supra!! 😀

    @Kill4fodd
    It only says “coming soon” and the next patch will also be available soon, 10 days and it will be released 😉

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    moppenheimer:
    When i pay 60 bucks for something, i expect it to work, and if it doesnt, the makers should be working to fix it…….not adding more tinsil

    haha, you crack me up 🙂
    Are you saying that because some nice FREE dlc is coming that the makers AREN’T working to fix bugs ? Bearing in mind that they actually aren’t working for you personally which when reading your posts, sounds like you think they ought to be.

    SMS have already listed the bugfixes for patch 2 and said that it is now in the testing phase, so we know its on the way. That’s about as good you’re going to get. If you’re not satisfied with that then too bad.

    Shift works for most people though, so don’t go dictating what a game company can or ought to be doing or not doing. When you own one, then you can set your rules.

    Tell you what though, if the DLC comes out before patch #2, what you can do is not download it until you have patch #2. Hold off on putting in the new cars and then you can have things arriving on your computer in the order you demanded it should be 🙂

    Hope the rest of your day is better.

  • carbonfibre

    This DLC says to me; we want NFS to grow up but we still respect the prepubescent audience of underground.

    Btw, a free DLC puts a giant tick under the “EA is awesome” tally. I can’t wait to hear these muscle cars grunt. :happy:

  • Howie47

    I’m surprised it’s so quick. The EA haters objected when I mentioned DLC would come. Here’s to EA and future cars and tracks for “Shift”. Free or other wise.
    This is 75 USD of free content by some games standards. These probably were not finished to make the publishing date. :tongue:

  • Uff
  • logos

    Here is the official news: http://www.needforspeed.com/web/nfs-na/blogs/need-for-speed-news/-/nfsblogs/615466

    Quote from that article:
    “The Team Racing Pack is available December 1 on Xbox 360 and PC and December 3 on PlayStation 3 in Europe. North American gamers will having to wait until December 10th. It is a FREE download.”

  • Raikku

    If they fix that ingame steering wheel rotation, which is number 1 problem, I don’t care anything else.

  • carbonfibre

    Raikku: If they fix that ingame steering wheel rotation, which is number 1 problem, I don’t care anything else.

    Was it you who posted that last time too?

    They discussed this problem and said it could not be done with the current driver animations. To increase the range would require major work, sacrifice other fixes… something like that. Therefore the wheel will never be fixed for you, I’m sorry.

    But what you can do (which is what I’m planning to do also) is mod out the driver hands and unlock full rotation of the wheel to be just like rFactor.
    This mod already exists btw, I’m just waiting for patch #2 now.

    But you can’t have full 900 degrees rotation with animations unless you want the hands to go through the wheel, it’s up to you.

  • DW

    moppenheimer: When i pay 60 bucks for something, i expect it to work, and if it doesnt, the makers should be working to fix it…….not adding more tinsil

    When I buy a newly released PC game I expect some bugs. When I buy a PC game which is released on time I expect more bugs. When I buy a PC game which has a new engine I expect even more bugs. My expectations have always been met 🙂

    Producing the DLC will primarily involve vehicle modellers. Since the bugs with Shift don’t include vehicle model erros, the people producing the DLC will, on the whole, not be the people who are fixing the bugs. So don’t worry about DLC delaying bug fixes.

    Really looking forward to this DLC. The physics will suit these old muscle cars perfectly.

  • Howie47

    Official DLC video: http://shift.needforspeed.com/game-i…91119104226434

  • captain_underpants

    I think I’d prefer more tracks over more cars, but I’m happy with anything extra I get for free.

    Why do we never see Australian tracks any more? Even Codies have abandoned them. Surely Mt. Panorama at least deserves a run.

  • Doomrider

    It’s nice to see new content for free. Not really my favourite cars (Set loose the TVR!!) but very nice anyway! 😀

    Hopefully we’ll see the patch soon..

  • ThomasGocke

    Howie47: I’m surprised it’s so quick. The EA haters objected when I mentioned DLC would come. Here’s to EA and future cars and tracks for “Shift”.Free or other wise.
    This is 75 USD of free content by some games standards. These probably were not finished to make the publishing date.

    I’d buy Shift again if they’d fix the input lag. But like that, no, not again…

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