Webster said that since the launch of the game last year, the team has been listening to what players love about the game and what they believe could make it better, all in an effort to create “the most expressive, most socially connected, action-packed game yet for Need for Speed fans and beyond.” He said to keep an eye out at EA Play Live on June 18 for additional Need for Speed announcements.After installing the update, players will need to opt-in to cross-play. After doing that, players can search for friends that have also opted-in to cross-play on any system inside the Find Players menu. After becoming friends, players can use the new EA Friends tab in the Party menu to see who is online and ready to play.
Need for Speed Heat was recently added to Steam with other EA titles and the game will be added to EA Access and Origin Access Basic Vault on June 16. We thought Criterion’s latest crack at the series was great and you can read about why in our Need for Speed Heat review.
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