With Sony unloading more than 1 million PS4s in its launch week, the next volley in the early next-gen console battle comes this week, when Microsoft releases its Xbox One in North America. Forza Motorsport 5 has gotten a lot of first-party attention, but our favorite next-gen racing game at E3 was by far EA’s Need for Speed Rivals. As if you needed another reason to get excited for it, EA has sent along this Need for Speed Rivals Xbox One gameplay video for your viewing pleasure.
Whereas Forza 5 is more on the simulation side, Need for Speed Rivals represents arcade racing at its finest. As you can see in the Need for Speed Rivals Xbox One direct-feed video footage below, the graphics are incredible, and the game world is brimming with dozens of objective-based challenges. One of the more intriguing aspects is the game’s seamless integration of campaign and multiplayer, which seems stepped-up from last year’s entry.
Running from cops and rivals hearkens back to the series’ fun-filled roots, while playing as a cop adds a fun twist. If I had to pick only one racing game to play on Xbox One at launch, it would be Need for Speed Rivals. If you own a PS4, you only have that as your choice. But a damn fine choice it is.