Shack: It's been said that Carbon is a reinvention of the NFS franchise. How so? Please elaborate.
Scott Nielson: We’re always looking to be on the cutting edge of street racing culture and put a lot of time and effort into our research to try and identify new and compelling game modes that take their inspiration from what is happening in the real world. Fairly early on in our research it became obvious to us that there were 2 big things currently happening in the street racing scene that Need for Speed hadn’t yet tapped into and, if done correctly, would translate into a phenomenal game experience. Those two things are Canyon Racing and Crews.