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Need for Speed 2019 Will Return to Racers vs Cops Mentality

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As part of its earnings call today, EA revealed that the new Need for Speed game aims, again, to return the series to its roots.

While discussing the publisher’s upcoming releases, which include Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and a new Plants vs Zombies, CEO Andrew Wilson said that a core goal with the new Need for Speed is “revitalizing the street racer vs. cops fantasy at the core of the franchise.”

Later, COO and CFO Blake Jorgensen mentioned expectations to sell approximately four million units based on previous series performance.

However, no further details are forthcoming about the racer, aside from a Q3 release window. Although confirming the existence of a new Need for Speed earlier this year, EA has yet to announce a developer, though Ghost Games (the team behind the last three console iterations) is the most likely choice.

The last game in the series to include police chases as a major gameplay feature was 2013’s Need for Speed Rivals, with the more recent two titles reducing the focus on escaping from police.

For all the latest on the new Need for Speed and much more from the world of single-player gaming, be sure to bookmark OnlySP and follow us on FacebookTwitter, and YouTube. You can also join the discussion in our community Discord server.

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Decide France’s Industrial Future in New Railway Empire DLC

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Kalypso Media has announced new downloadable content for its rail management simulator title Railway Empire.

In the new ‘France’ DLC, players can build their railway in the wake of the exile of Emperor Napoleon III. The Third Republic has taken power following the collapse of the French monarchy, so players have the power to decide the industrial future of France.

Players can decide to help rebuild the country’s infrastructure (alongside the new “Eiffel Tower”), or to increase the strength of the country’s borders to prepare for military conflict.

The DLC is set between 1874–1890 and adds 10 train engines, over 12 tradeable goods, and 31 new cities, as well as new songs and characters. The map can be played in the Free Game and Sandbox modes.

Railway Empire: ‘France’ is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One for US$12.99. The game has also received a new update (Update 1.9).

Check out the trailer for the new DLC below.

OnlySP’s Rhain Radford-Burns discussed the importance of Railway Empire in the wider genre of historical games, noting that “the developer grants an insight into the importance of such seemingly menial tasks.”

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