The Average Gamer

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed – Autolog

NFSShift2Unleashed_LogoEA has released a brand new video showing off the Need for Speed Autolog system in the upcoming NFS: Shift 2 Unleashed game. As with NFS: Hot Pursuit, Autolog will dynamically track your career and all your times and then show how rubbish you are compared to your friends. Well, that’s what happened to me anyway ;-)

You can also post photos, compare player profiles and trash talk your mates either online via the Need for Speed website or via the free iPhone app.

I also found muting the sound in trailer below made it all the more enjoyable. You’ll hear why. ;-)

I found the Autolog system to be as addictive as crack. I couldn’t help trying to beat my friends’ times, even if the margins were down to hundredths of a second. Did anyone else find this happening to them? It also reminds me of the many hours I spent at Uni fighting with my house mates to set the best times in WaveRace 64. Good times.

Update 7th March 2011: The video has stopped working, so I’m putting up a replacement shortly.

Need for Speed: Shift 2 Unleashed is released on the 1st April 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.