In a recent blog post, Ghost Games announced a Need for Speed update that will be headed to systems soon. The biggest change will be to the games AI which has been criticized for its uncanny ability to catch up to players near the end of races.
“One of the key things you have told us since launch was in regards to the balance of the AI Catch Up system,” community lead Ben Walke said, “With all this feedback in mind we have made changes to the AI behavior which should improve your overall experience.”
Need for Speed’s main menu will have an update as the developer will start featuring Community Events. Community Events can be found on the lower left corner of the main menu and will focus on three different types of events: Bonus Cash, Discounts, and Bonus Rep. The first event will start tomorrow and is called Performance Matters. It will offer 40% off all performance upgrades.
There will also be two new Icon cars available to unlock and drive, Ken Block’s Hoonicorn and Morohoshi’ Lamborghini Diablo SV. Neon lights are still in development so to start they will only be available for Morohoshi’ Lamborghini. Other updates include a more detailed color picker, three new achievements/trophies, the ability to flip decals to so they can match on both sides of the car, and an increase in REP limit from 50 to 60.
The Need for Speed update will be available to download on November 25.