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The "End of the World" was a special event that began on April 15, 2015 and ran until the closure of Need for Speed: World on July 14, 2015.

A series of unique offers were made available to the remaining players of Need for Speed: World that were be in effect for the duration of the event.

"The Race is Coming to an End"

The closure of Need for Speed: World was announced on April 15, 2015 through an article posted on the official Need for Speed: World website.[1] The purchase of SpeedBoost and registration of new accounts were disabled following the announcement.

The closure of Need for Speed: World is part of a movement across Electronic Arts' free-to-play branch that includes the closure of Battlefield Heroes, Battlefield Play4Free, and FIFA: World.

An article was published soon after by Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President of EA Studios and a founder of Digital Illusion CE, highlighting a decrease in popularity amongst players and changes in gameplay engagement as key points for stopping any further development for these titles.

Some of our other PC free-to-play games are not as popular as they once were. So we find ourselves announcing the tough decision today that we are stopping development and winding down support for four PC free-to-play titles: Battlefield Heroes™, Battlefield™ Play4Free, Need for Speed™ World and FIFA World.
In more than five years since most of these titles launched, how we play games has changed dramatically. These were pioneering experiences, and we’re humbled that, over the years, so many of you joined us to enjoy the games and the community.
— Patrick Söderlund[2]

April

Car Slots and Car Prize Packs

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On April 17, 2015, the SpeedBoost price of Car Slots and Car Prize Packs were permanently reduced.[3]
  • Car Slots reduced from SpeedBoost2500 to SpeedBoost21.
  • Car Prize Pack reduced from SpeedBoost22500 to SpeedBoost2500.

"Popular Car Sale"

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On April 21, 2015, five of the most requested cars to be made available in the car dealer were released with a reduced SpeedBoost price.[4]

Official Facebook Group

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On April 22, 2015, an infinitely redeemable gift car was made available to all players to mark the Official Need for Speed: World Facebook Group reaching a total of 50,000 members.[5]

SpeedBoost Aftermarket Sale

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On April 22, 2015, the final SpeedBoost sale began offering a selection of aftermarket parts at a reduced price.[6]

"End of the World" IGC Special (BFH SUV)

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On April 23, 2015, both Battlefield Heroes SUVs were made available for purchase with in-game cash.[7]

"Team Escape" Community Goal Challenge

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On April 23, 2015, a special community goal challenge event was launched for players to complete as many Team Escape events as they can. Only events where all players make it across the finish line count towards each goal, and the event will run indefinitely until July 14, 2015.[8]
  • 222,222 completed events unlocked the final set of Race Sport parts for in-game cash.
  • 444,444 completed events unlocked the Aftermarket Card Pack for Dollar icon100,000.
  • 777,777 completed events unlocked the Car Prize Pack for Dollar icon499,999.
Day Team Escape Events Completed Total Events Completed
Apex Chicane
166,75079,098145,848
285,57897,519328,945
379,79295,904504,641
471,61880,171656,430
567,24077,753801,423

Cash Amps, Rep Amps and Insurance

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On April 24, 2015, Rep and Cash amplifiers as well as car insurance were reduced in price.[9]
  • Cash Amplifier reduced from SpeedBoost2500 to SpeedBoost20.
  • Insurance reduced from SpeedBoost2350 to SpeedBoost20.
  • Rep Amplifier reduced from SpeedBoost2400 to SpeedBoost20.

ProStreet Vinyls

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On April 28, 2015, all five ProStreet theme vinyl packages, based on the racing organisations featured in Need for Speed: ProStreet, were made available to all players that completed an event during the previous week.[10]

Police Vinyls

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On April 29, 2015, participants that had completed a single Team Escape event during the Team Escape Community Goal Challenge event were given access to the Police vinyl category.

"Original Cars"

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On April 30, 2015, the final eight, of the original twenty-five, vehicles featured on the day of release were made available for purchase with in-game cash at a reduced price.

May

"Racing for Skills" Community Goal Event

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On May 1, 2015, a special community goal challenge event was launched for players to complete as many events as they can - Sprint, Circuit, Drag, Team Escape, and Pursuit Outrun. The event will run indefinitely until July 14, 2015.[11]
Day Circuit Drag Outrun Sprint Team Escape Total
Apex Chicane Apex Chicane Apex Chicane Apex Chicane Apex Chicane
124,50858,01235,08254,06320,42036,448158,488310,94474,62480,802853,391
249,685119,89268,340111,41441,59773,687320,859641,703148,355162,7771,738,309
374,439179,47896,173165,45161,128109,400478,862952,183218,500240,5562,576,170
4100,266232,038116,713203,57177,874138,977601,4951,200,542272,914304,6033,248,993
5122,977278,263135,362239,74093,307167,902713,2701,435,974321,893362,2753,870,963
6143,751324,272152,768273,635109,033195,345823,1491,663,435368,720417,6724,471,780

"Classic cars and Convertibles"

On May 1, 2015, a selection of thirteen cars were made available in the car dealer at a reduced price alongside the release of five new cars being made available for purchase with in-game cash.[12]

BMW Vinyls

On May 4, 2015, the BMW vinyls package was made available to all currently active players.

"Lowering the Ramp"

On May 7, 2015, a selection of five cars were made available in the car dealer at a reduced price alongside the release of six new cars being made available for purchase with in-game cash.[13]

Nissan Panel Vinyls

On May 7, 2015, the Nissan Panel vinyls package was made available to all currently active players.

"Going for Gold" Community Goal Challenge

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On May 7, 2015, a special community goal challenge event was launched for players to complete as many Sprint and Circuit events as they can. The event will run indefinitely until July 14, 2015.[14]
  • 1,111,111 completed events unlocked the Gold Card Pack for Dollar icon80,000.
  • 2,222,222 completed events unlocked Medion Tuned Engine, Forced Induction, Transmission, Suspension, Brakes, and Tyres for purchase with in-game cash.
Day Sprint and Circuit Events Completed Total Events Completed
Apex Chicane
1146,421297,454443,875
2158,552331,903934,330
3159,817327,0561,421,203
4125,835253,6871,800,725
552,42575,0101,928,160
659,27396,3822,083,815
7101,984183,8982,369,697

"In-game Cash Delivery Number Two!"

On May 14, 2015, a selection of fifteen cars were made available in the car dealer at a reduced price.[15]

"Racing in Drag" Community Goal Challenge

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On May 16, 2015, a special community goal challenge event was launched for players to complete as many Drag events as they can.[16] Seven new drag event routes were also made available to race along.
  • 500,000 completed drag events unlocked the Platinum Card Pack for Dollar icon100,000.
  • 1,000,000 completed drag events unlocked the Speedsciens tuned engine, forced induction, and transmission parts as well as Attack Motorsport tuned suspension, brakes, and tyres for purchase with in-game cash.
Day Drag Events Completed Total Events Completed
Apex Chicane
156,63474,197130,831
271,786108,088310,705
364,250104,853479,808
443,20870,218593,234
559,32097,110749,664
658,806100,800909,270
762,087116,9561,088,313

"Six More Cars for the Collectors!"

On May 21, 2015, a selection of five cars were made available in the car dealer at a reduced price and a single car was made available for purchase with in-game cash for the first time.[17]

Audi & Spring Vinyls

On May 21, 2015, the Audi & Spring vinyl packages were made available to all currently active players.

Renner & Tyles Vinyls

On May 27, 2015, the Renner & Tyles vinyl packages were made available to all currently active players.

"Happy Birthday Volkswagen!"

On May 28, 2015, a selection of nine cars were made available in the car dealer at a reduced price and two were made available for purchase with in-game cash for the first time.[18]

"Joining the Elite" Community Goal Event

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On May 28, 2015, a special community goal challenge event was launched for players to complete as many different types of events as they can to unlock a series of unique items for purchase with in-game cash.[19]

A few specific Elite Tuned performance parts were made available for purchase with in-game cash upon the completion of the event on June 19, 2015.

Day Circuit Drag Outrun Sprint Team Escape Total Events Completed
Apex Chicane Apex Chicane Apex Chicane Apex Chicane Apex Chicane
119,33139,54817,53136,05315,97226,291110,842223,16239,50549,346577,581
221,77045,33121,23637,70116,86727,892119,633252,08743,686549691,218,753
323,17448,31321,05840,18915,77226,116126,453252,88944,01556,3231,873,055
421,09940,34813,28225,08211,88521,555112,262222,82342,58051,2382,435,209
520,95238,58412,58123,77411,85721,022103,539210,62738,65947,5892,964,393
619,17839,10012,03223,97212,05519,624104,874216,37638,85347,3063,497,763
723,15542,83811,75524,3269,79221,576106,761221,00039,40749,1024,047,475
823,33042,89012,93525,91010,34922,624115,923229,35441,89251,0164,623,698
924,52945,12514,88629,54614,17426,299133,501254,26445,84455,7775,267,643
1025,70547,06913,93326,91615,40926,606133,389260,33648,40455,7875,921,197
1129,93448,91414,81432,54812,88822,14298,182204,71738,35947,4566,471,151
1230,14448,54916,74830,78311,58221,03597,933196,65737,64245,3487,007,572
1329,58148,01416,03231,15010,03419,26896,191199,62337,90746,2727,541,644
1428,83146,44216,04828,9569,04718,32494,589198,11839,29047,6158,068,904
1533,43152,11616,60728,75911,62821,229110,884218,06147,33453,8788,662,831
1637,15859,38418,25833,70713,89826,750119,233243,45649,28059,7669,323,721
1735,59960,76319,89035,59012,59227,465119,490245,46949,86258,7199,989,160
1822,92441,31712,61323,23810,91923,904107,528210,52439,19149,45710,530,775
1922,97741,72712,59623,44511,35922,719106,885215,33041,90549,51211,079,230
2031,54058,79612,36122,6701159522,94993,284192,52540,71549,58011,615,245
2146,98094,14912,48012,48012,48025,85673,642152,75836,88648,16712,141,931

June

"Rental cars for IGC!"

On June 2, 2015, a selection of twenty-seven rental cars were made available for purchase with in-game cash for the first time.[20]

Card Pack Changes

On June 3, 2015, several card packs were altered to reward double the number of rewards upon purchase, and have also had their prices lowered.[21]

"Happy Birthday Chrysler!"

On June 6, 2015, a selection of three cars were made available in the car dealer at a reduced price and one was made available for purchase with in-game cash for the first time.[22]

"More in-game cash spoilers added! "

On June 9, 2015, a selection of spoilers were made available for purchase with in-game cash.[23]

  • Curv can be equipped to hatchbacks and large cars for Dollar icon10,000.
  • Wizen can be equipped to hatchbacks and large cars for Dollar icon10,000.
  • No Spoiler can be equipped to hatchbacks and large cars for Dollar icon20,000.
  • Glint can be equipped to hatchbacks, small cars, and large cars for Dollar icon30,000.
  • Verge can be equipped to hatchbacks, small cars, and large cars for Dollar icon30,000.
  • Omni CF can be equipped to small cars and large cars for Dollar icon40,000.
  • Prime CF can be equipped to small cars and large cars for Dollar icon40,000.
  • Q-Tech can be equipped to small cars and large cars for Dollar icon50,000.

"The most wanted cars are here for the IGC!"

On June 11, 2015, a selection of twelve cars were made available in the car dealer for purchase with in-game cash for the first time.[24]

"Happy Birthday Ford!"

On June 16, 2015, a selection of four Ford cars were made available in the car dealer for purchase with in-game cash for the first time.[25]

"All the Holidays at Once!"

On June 22, 2015, several aftermarket card packs were made available for purchase with in-game cash.[26]

"Happy Birthday Alfa Romeo!"

On June 24, 2015, two variations of the Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione were made available in the car dealer for purchase with in-game cash.[27]

"12 IGC Cars return with SALE prices!"

On June 28, 2015, a selection of twelve cars were made available in the car dealer at a reduced price.[28]

"3 more cars for in-game cash!"

On June 30, 2015, three cars were made available in the car dealer for purchase with in-game cash for the first time.[29]

Winter is Here!

On June 30, 2015, the Forest Green Golf & Country Club was covered in snow.[30]

July

"Happy Birthday Dodge!"

On July 1, 2015, nine Dodge cars were made available in the car dealer for purchase with in-game cash.[31]

"The Final 'IGC Rotation'"

On July 2, 2015, the Mazda RX-7 FC3S was made available in the car dealer for purchase with in-game cash at a reduced price.[32]

"NFS4LIF3 - Celebrating the undisputed king of racing games!"

On July 4, 2015, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 was made available in the car dealer for purchase with in-game cash. A "NFS4LIF3" licence plate and a "Blue NFS" Neon were also made available for free in the Aftermarket Shop.[33]

"Happy Birthday Plymouth and Subaru"

On July 7, 2015, the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Hatchback "All-Terrain" was made available in the car dealer for purchase with in-game cash.[34]

"Pagani Zonda F Roadster to Very Important Players"

On July 10, 2015, two Pagani Zonda F Roadsters were gifted to every player that played events on Saturday, July 4, 2015.[35]

"The Final Sunset and Fireworks!"

At 10:00 GMT on July 14, 2015, the New Year's fireworks were activated for the remaining 6 hours of the game's life.[36]

References

  1. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/52361 Need for Speed: World - Closure Article
  2. http://www.ea.com/news/update-on-a-few-of-our-free-to-play-pc-games Patrick Söderlund - The Beat Article
  3. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10327622.page An important announcement about Car slots and Car Prize Packs.
  4. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10328732.page Five popular cars with End of the World prices!
  5. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10328999.page Thank you for joining our Official Facebook Group
  6. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10329029.page The last ever sale relating to SpeedBoost ever! EVER!
  7. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10329094.page End of the World IGC Special (April 23, 2015)
  8. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/52652 Team up for the End of the World!
  9. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10329494.page Cash Amps, Rep Amps and Insurance
  10. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10330324.page ProStreet vinyls for active players
  11. https://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/52755 Racing for Skills Community Goal Event
  12. https://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/52747 Classic Cars and Convertibles
  13. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/52841 Lowering the Ramp
  14. https://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/52846 Going for the Gold Community Goal Event
  15. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/52982 Ingame Cash Delivery Number Two!
  16. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/52995 Racing in Drag Community Goal Event
  17. https://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53063 Six more cars for the collectors!
  18. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53092 Happy Birthday Volkswagen!
  19. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53129 Joining the Elite Community Goal Event
  20. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10337381.page ental cars for IGC!
  21. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10337623.page Changes at the Card Packs section (July 3, 2015)
  22. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53180 Happy Birthday Chrysler!
  23. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10338300.page More in-game cash spoilers added!
  24. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10338631.page The most wanted cars are here for the IGC!
  25. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53240 Happy Birthday Ford!
  26. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10340109.page All the Holidays at once!
  27. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53296 Happy Birthday Alfa Romeo!
  28. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53299 12 IGC Cars return with SALE prices!
  29. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53310 3 more cars for in-game cash!
  30. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53314 Winter is here!
  31. http://world.needforspeed.com/news/article/53318 Happy Birthday Dodge!
  32. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10341506.page The Final "IGC Rotation"
  33. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10341673.page NFS4LIF3 - Celebrating the undisputed king of racing games!
  34. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10342045.page Happy Birthday Plymouth and Subaru
  35. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10342472.page Pagani Zonda F Roadster to Very Important Players
  36. http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/10343086.page The Final Sunset and Fireworks!
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