Windows 7 Need for Speed : The Run, announced by EA games as Dx10/11 only


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EA announced today the latest title in the Need for Speed series, Need for Speed: The Run.

NFS: The Run takes players on a heart-pounding cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. Launching on November 15, Need for Speed The Run lures players into an underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing were players blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds.

“This is the year that Need for Speed goes to the next level,” said Jason DeLong, Executive Producer at EA. “We think that Need for Speed The Run is going to surprise people with its intense, thrilling story and big action feel. But the game would be nothing without hot cars and crazy-fast chases. So that is what we’re delivering -- explosive racing that will have players flirting with disaster at 200-miles an hour.”

Need for Speed: The Run uses Frostbite 2 engine which powers Battlefield 3. Frostbite 2 engine was developed mainly to take advantage of DirectX 11 features and it doesn’t support DirectX 9 which means that the game won’t be playable on Windows XP.

Developed by Black Box , a studio of Electronic Arts , Need for Speed The Run will be available November 15, 2011 in North America and November 17, 2011 in Europe for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC, Wii and Nintendo 3DS.