The Need for Speed

1994 racing video game

The Need for Speed is a racing video game made by Electronic Arts. It is the 1st game in the Need for Speed series. It was released on the 3DO, PlayStation and Sega Saturn.

The Need for Speed
Developer(s)EA Canada
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Electronic Arts Studios (MS-DOS/Windows versions)
Producer(s)Hanno Lemke
Programmer(s)Brad Gour
Artist(s)Markus Tessmann
Composer(s)Jeff van Dyck, Saki Kaskas
SeriesNeed for Speed
Platform(s)3DO, MS-DOS, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Sega Saturn
  • NA: August 31, 1994
  • NA: August 31, 1995
  • NA: March 20, 1996
  • EU: March 22, 1996
June 1996
Sega Saturn
  • NA: June 28, 1996
  • EU: July 6, 1996
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer