- Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman
has shared a video today spotlighting a hands-on peek at Need For Speed: The Run for the PlayStation 3 entertainment system.
To quote: Need for Speed: The Run is the boldest departure for a series known for its laser-like focus on fast cars and tight driving mechanics.
For the first time in Need for Speed
history, you're not a nameless, faceless driver; You play as an actual person named Jack. And Jack is facing tough times.
"He's a marked man," explained Product Manager Darin Perfonic in a hands-on showcase last week. "He's got serious problems with some guys who want him dead."
Those "guys" are actually wiseguys - the Mafia. And Jack's last, best hope for survival lies in entering The Run, a sprawling 3,000-mile cross-country race from San Francisco to New York City. With a cool $25 million for a first-place finish, The Run represents Jack's last chance for salvation before the goodfellas find him and settle Jack's debts - permanently.
"Imagine a Michael Bay summer action-driving movie and that you get to play it," Perfonic elaborated. "That's our vision. We want to create a playable summer blockbuster."