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EA just loves its companion apps, and despite the fact that this one is two behind the release of 2013's Need For Speed Rivals, I'm sure that at least a few racing game fans will appreciate it. Need For Speed Network is a combination social network and second screen app for the aforesaid game, and it's compatible with PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and PC versions.

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NFS Network is basically an extension of the "Autolog" feature that's been a part of the franchise for years now. The semi-detached social network runs through several of EA's racers, but this one focuses on Need For Speed Rivals alone. Log into the app on your phone or tablet, and you can see which of your friends are online and what they're doing. If you want to meet up in-game, you can set a waypoint on the open world driving map and they'll be alerted to your invitation.

Just like EA's Battlefield 4 Commander app, NFS Network lets users interact with players in the main game even when they only have access to a mobile device. The Overwatch mini-game allows mobile players to repair their friend's rides, refill boost and other powerups, or even sick the cops on them (jerks), all while the console or PC player is in-game. Participating in Overwatch will unlock cars and paintjobs in the main game. Need For Speed Network is a free download for Android 4.0 or later.

Michael Crider
Michael is a native Texan and a former graphic designer. He's been covering technology in general and Android in particular since 2011. His interests include folk music, football, science fiction, and salsa verde, in no particular order.

  • Austyn Cornwell

    such a shame as i sold this game over a month ago.

  • sourabh sekhar

    I used to play a lot of NFS earlier,but its been replaced by forza which offers a better experience IMO.NFS has lost its lustre and sheen.

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  • Jays2Kings

    15 November was more than six months ago?

    Anyway EA really needs to make an all in one companion app if they're gonna keep making them, like there's already origin why is another social service tacked on?

    • http://thegumshoe.com/ Michael Crider

      Whoops, sorry - I think I glanced at the announcement date by mistake. I haven't paid attention to EA's big releases since they took their Origin ball and went home.

      • Ricardo Neves

        Now you forgot "months" after "two" :P

      • Jays2Kings

        That's more than fair I used to get EA games on PC but Origin made me switch to my PS3, and this year (well last year) nothing has amazed me from them.

  • Mlibbey

    should come with a note- WILL CRUSH YOUR BATTERY

  • Youri

    Two months after the game release and also the IOS version... Smh

  • Fitzelgard Allan Gerard

    EA's servers are a mess, a complete one at that. So bad that their mobile version of battlefield had to close down because of their horrible servers. I'm dying to see the reviews on this.