Driver profile is the ultimate extension of the true driver's experience.
Extending through the single player career and online multiplayer modes, driver
profile gives each player a unique game experience based on the way each player
drives on the track. This exclusive driver profile system pushes the entire
racing genre forward.
During this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) in Los Angeles, EA
invited attendees to participate in a Need for Speed SHIFT Hero Car Competition
that showcased the driver profile. Competitors raced around the Autopolis track
in the BMW M3 GT2 hero car generating the highest number of driver profile
points. The winner of the Need for Speed SHIFT Hero Car Competition, Mitchell
Francis, from Los Angeles won a brand new 2009 BMW M3 Coupe.
Driver profile is a tailor-made career mode based on four key game play
- Personality - a player's driving style determines whether they are an
aggressive or precise driver.
- Success - as in every race, the ultimate goal is to finish at the top of
- Profile points - every car passed, every corner mastered, every opponent
taken out generates profile points.
- Badges - these unique icons bring individuality and style to each player's
driver profile, as each player races and completes top achievements.
As a player's driver profile develops through the course of the game, it
creates rivalries, triggers specific challenges and even unlocks vehicles and
customization options. Need for Speed SHIFT's multiple reward systems keeps
players in each race regardless of their position.
"The new driver profile feature in Need for Speed SHIFT gives players full
control of how they progress through game," said Patrick Soderlund, Senior Vice
President of EA Games Europe. "In SHIFT, how you drive is who you are behind the