need-for-speed-2015There are many games these days that requires an always-on connection. This is one of the way developers and publishers are combating piracy as an always-on connection will help determine if the game running is legally purchased or if it is using a stolen key to activate it. However there are some who argue that not all games need to be always-on.

Unfortunately if you belong in that camp, you might not be pleased to learn that the upcoming Need for Speed from EA will require gamers to have an always-on internet connection. This is according to a tweet by the official Need for Speed account in which they wrote, “NFS will require an online connection, but the benefits are nice. More variety and a more rewarding experience with friends.”

Apparently through this method, gamers will be able to be part of the game’s narrative experience which can only be achieved through online play. It is unclear if an offline mode will be introduced at a later date, which some developers have introduced to their games after receiving immense backlash, but for now it looks like it will be online-only.

In the meantime Need for Speed has been announced for a fall 2015 release. No official release date has been given but a recent leak has suggested that we could be looking at a 3rd of November release, but until we hear from EA officially we’ll be keeping our eyes and ears peeled for more info. In the meantime how do you guys feel about the always-on requirement?

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