Need for Speed: Rivals

There may well be yet another Need for Speed game on the horizon, but at least this one is packing some fancy next generation lighting effects. This first footage of the upcoming Need for Speed: Rivals is practically bursting with visual pizzazz, with dramatic thunderstorms, police car sirens, and bright tunnels all on display.

The game’s biggest play outside of its stellar visual technology, though, is its ability to seamlessly pair you with other players courtesy of the title’s new All Drive mechanic. This means that cops will dynamically be matched against street racers, without the need for lobby screens or loading. A similar feature is being incorporated into both The Division and Destiny, so this looks like it’s going to become a standard moving forward.