EA has today announced a release date for the highly anticipated PC version of Need for Speed, which will now be launching next month on March 17th. Also if you are a subscription member to Origin Access early access will be granted to you by EA for a limited time on March 10th to try out the game before its official launch.
If you already own the console version of Need for Speed on either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One you might be pleased to know that the manual transmission feature is incoming at a later date.
Check out the announcement trailer for the PC version of Need for Speed below. EA explains :
The extra development time has allowed us to create the definitive NFS PC experience. One of the burning topics of discussion amongst our Community has been the inclusion of Manual Transmission – we can now confirm this will be in the game when Need for Speed launches on PC.
With the release on PC we’re also adding steering wheel support for a selection of wheels from Logitech, Thrustmaster and Fanatec. As with Manual Transmission this is a decision taken based purely on Community feedback. We’re dedicated to bringing you the best Need for Speed experience possible and your feedback has been playing a huge role in that.
When Need for Speed launches on PC it will also contain all the improvements and tweaks we’ve made up to now, including both the Icons and Legends updates from day one. The Showcase update is currently scheduled to arrive on PC shortly after launch.