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NFS World Online testing begins in March

Technical testing scheduled for EA Asia's PC-only free-to-play title

Electronic Arts has announced that its Asia division will launch the first phase of testing for Need for Speed World Online this March.

Created by EA Black Box and announced last month, the title will be a free-to-play PC only game, where players can collect and customise characters and cars as well as compete for positions on online leaderboards.

"Need for Speed is one of the world's best-selling franchises, and is especially popular among gamers in Taiwan and Hong Kong," said Jon Niermann, president of EA Asia.

"We're thrilled to bring this EA-owned property to Asia and to begin our self publishing model in Taiwan and Hong Kong. We look forward to the results of this testing phase for continued improvement in providing the best service to online gamers across Asia."

EA already publishes free-to-play FIFA Online in Asia, and is currently developing Battlefield: Heroes, another free title, for a worldwide release.

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