Need for Speed: Pro Street is a Racing game available on the PS3 Wii. It can be played in Splitscreen modes.
Need for Speed: Pro Street can be played in a Splitscreen mode. Split Screen Multiplayer games involve multiple players by providing a portion of the screen for each person. This enables two, three or four players to be involved in the game using just one console. Although popular for the PS2, Gamecube and Wii it is becoming less common in modern 360 and PS3 games which are less willing to sacrifice horsepower from the visuals to accomodate the extra players - they opt for an online multiplayer mode instead.
We have our reporters and community keeping an eye on Need for Speed Pro Street for you, and we'll keep you up to date with the latest developments as they happen.
It must be an interesting conundrum for EA: how to genuinely update their franchises each year and expand their appeal whilst avoiding alienating the hard-core fans. This is obviously more straight forward for their sporting games that can rely on an annual churn of new names, clubs and shirts to foster enough gamer desire for a new version. Racing games, such as Need for Speed, pose more of a head-scratcher. When Need for Speed: Pro Street plopped into the Inc Gamers doormat we were therefore intrigued to see what they had done to the long standing game franchise this season.
Perhaps it is telling that whilst games such as Juiced have taken their series into the dark nether-regions of the street racing scene, EA have taken it upon them selves to clean things up somewhat. This year they have chosen to follow the legal street racing career of Ryan Cooper. This not only affords less controversy amongst parents and guardians but provides that most sought after of gaming ciphers, the sporting star, upon which they can hang much of their game structure.
The Need For Speed series is the enduring franchise of the street racing - car customing craze. Other games had been more directly linked to movies such as The Fast and the Furious, but the Need for Speed from EA managed to provide gameplay to match the highly styled visuals.
Pro Street represents a move towards the more casual family audience and away from much of the dark racing underbelly of the previous games.
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