The next-gen version of Need For Speed was briefly sighted at E3, but like most racers, it flew by at breakneck speed. Shown in a tiny four-second-long trailer as part of the Sony presentation, a small video clip revealed very little more than the name, the logo and that the game would have cars in it.
Picture the scene, a darkened screen appears and an EA logo whooshes into view. As it fades, a car - only dimly visible in the next-gen gloom - flicks on its headlights revealing many dust particles in its beams. It revs, then speeds towards the camera as the text "Need for Speed: Carbon" appears on the screen. And that is it - four seconds from start to finish.
Appearing as part of the Sony show has lead some to speculate that this might be a PS3-only release, but we certainly wouldn't want to place any money on it sticking to just one machine... but then we wouldn't bet against it appearing on your mobile, microwave and George Foreman grill either. And probably before Christmas too.
May 17, 2006