The onlinemagazine Gamespot made an interview with Keith Munro, EA President of Marketing, about the recently announced NFS Games Shift, Nitro and World Online. He talks about the decision to split up NFS and gives some details to the three new games.
[...] We see Shift joining the ranks of the world's top simulation racing games with authentic cars and tracks, but it definitely offers its own signature look and feel. Shift represents the true driver's experience. Traditional simulation driving games tend to focus on replicating a car's performance, Shift moves beyond that by combining a player's unique driving style with accurately modeled cars to really drive home what it feels like to be behind the wheel.
[Edited by Troodon80, 2/4/2009 4:33:29 AM]
Um Shift is going to be a copy of GRID which means that those races are legal and without cops.
I don't see how will that kind of races put NFS back on the track.