Need For Speed Shift Was EA's Attempt To Bring The Franchise In A Sim Direction.

For some reason EA thinks it's a good idea to lift the lid on their next Need For Speed game, Need For Speed Shift 2: Unleashed. The game's being developed by Slightly Mad Studios and is due in the Spring of next year.

Interestingly, the game's set to include Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit's "Autolog" feature - the social network-esque application that tracks everything you do in the game and creates custom challenges for those in your friends list.

The debut trailer is after the jump.