nfs-world-imagePrepare for some really high quality online racing against people all over the world as today is the day when the Need for Speed World beta kicks off. And you know it’s something you want to get your hands on since the racing MMO is created by EA’s Black Box studio and it’s part of probably the best known racing franchises in the world, NFS.

Over the course of the next few months, thousands of players worldwide will have the opportunity to claim one of the limited slots in the PC beta test by enlisting at Need for Speed World testers will be the first in the world to get an insider’s look at this hotly anticipated racing MMO, and their constructive feedback will go straight back to the development team to help add polish, finesse and tuning to the final product.

“Need for Speed World is the world’s first MMO racer – a completely new entertainment experience for speed junkies all over the world,” said John Doyle, Need for Speed World Senior Producer. “We have expanded Need for Speed’s classic adrenaline fueled racing with an all-new power up system and deep RPG style progression to create a truly massive, socially-connected white-knuckle Need for Speed experience.”

Expected to be fully released this summer, NFS World promises to mix and match top action racing and an unparalleled social experience – Need for Speed World takes the well known and popular cities from Need for Speed Most Wanted and Need for Speed Carbon to create the biggest, most exciting race world ever released in the Need for Speed universe.

Check out the NFS World announcement trailer to find out more about the game: