EA today announced that its newest racing game, Need for Speed Rivals, will be a PlayStation 4 launch title in North America.
The game was originally expected to launch on November 22 – the launch day for the Xbox One. The new release date announcement was made over at the PlayStation blog, where EA stated that developer Ghost Games “has been pushing themselves to be a part of PlayStation’s big launch day.”
The current-generation version of Rivals for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC will still hit store shelves and Origin on November 19.
EA also emphasized that Need for Speed Rivals will take advantage of several of the PlayStation 4’s next-gen features. Players will be able to share footage using the DuakShock 4’s Share button and the game will work on the PS Vita through PlayStation 4 Remote Play on day one. Of course, this is assuming that players have downloaded the huge day-one software update for the PlayStation 4, which enables these and many of the other features touted for the console.
Need for Speed Rivals is set to provide players with all the racing and car chases that the series is known for, with some visual updates for next-generation consoles. The game will also feature a silly story about cops being the enemy, though it’s unlikely to be quite as silly as the planned Need for Speed movie.