EA has a good relationship with Sony lately by throwing several exclusive goodies towards PS3 gamers. This doesn't mean EA wont be challenging the first parties of Sony head on though. Already EA announced a title similar to that of LittleBigPlanet that will be shipping later this year. Now EA has even more in store for us.
According to EA, Need for Speed Shift 2 will be shipping anywhere between New Years and March 31st. Shift is of course, EA's racing simulation game that took on Forza Motorsport last year, winning several awards. Well the racing sim will be at it again, taking on Sony's Gran Turismo 5. The odd news is Need for Speed : Hot Persuit will be coming out this year as well, but thats more of an arcade racer than anything.
An official date, studio, and more information is yet to be released, so stick around.