You can forget playing the new Need for Speed game on the PlayStation 4 if you haven't got an Internet connection, as publisher EA Games has confirmed that the release will mandate access to the web. Responding to a fan's query, the company said that the benefits of this requirement "are nice", enabling "more variety and a more rewarding experience with friends".
We still don't actually know a whole lot about the racer, but a leak earlier in the week confirmed that it will include five different disciplines, as well as multiple overlapping stories. The title's set in an open world based upon the West Coast, so we're expecting an evolution of Need for Speed: Rivals' online connectivity, in which other people can populate your game at any time.
Demanding access to the Internet is a risky step to take, though; while it may improve the overall online experience immeasurably, what will happen when the servers inevitably crumble on launch day? The firm better have a big beta test planned, huh?