Need for Speed: Rivals, will see the return of the Ferrari as an included manufacture in the games full car list for the first time in seven years, with the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta being the showcase car of the Ferrari lineup. The last time that the prancing horse made an appearance in the franchise was in 2009 when Xbox 360 users got 10 models as part of a paid, downloadable pack for Need for Speed: Shift. The last time that Ferrari was included in the initial launch release of a series was in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2.
The addition of Ferrari back into the series should bring a lot of the attention that has been recently focused on Forza Motorsport 5 and Gran Turismo 6 back to the much older and more successful Need for Speed franchise. Need for Speed: Rivals, has several release dates depending on the system with the Paystation 4 release November 15, and the PS3 and Xbox 360 releases on November 19th, and November 22 for the Xbox One.
With the release of the XBOX One less than a month away, we are starting to get a sneak peek at what gaming accessories will be on the shelves to make that slick new racing experience even better. The Thrustmaster: TX Racing Wheel, Ferrari 458 Italia Edition for Xbox One allows players to feel like they are behind the seat of the real $300,000 supercar. This controller re-creates the actual wheel from the Ferrari 458 Italia to include paddle gear shifters and metal floor pedals.
Just like a real Ferrari, expect to drop some serious cash if you want to be behind the wheel of this bad boy. Opening price for one of these on launch day (Nov.22 alongside the Xbox One launch) will be $400.00. To put this in perspective, the Ferrari 458 Italia racing wheel will cost you the same price as a PS4!
Like I said… it’s a Ferrari.