EA’s next title in the series is called Need for Speed Payback and it’s coming out on 10 November.
According to the blurb released with the first trailer, this NFS promises “explosive adventure is filled with intense heist missions, high stakes car battles, epic cop pursuits and jaw dropping set pieces”.
“Need for Speed returns this year to challenge what players expect from racing games,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer. “We’re still delivering everything our fans love about the franchise – the deepest customization, an impressive roster of cars, intense races and open world pursuits – but with Need for Speed Payback, we’re bringing together all those elements in an all new blockbuster driving experience. From the story, to the different characters you can drive as, to the varied missions, to the edge-of-your-seat moments, this is our vision for what action driving entertainment means today.”
The game is set in Fortune Valley and features three characters who have been “reunited” in a quest for vengeance against a cartel called The House that runs the city’s casinos, police, and criminals. Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman will need to earn the respect of the underground. Players will also be able to customise their vehicles, convert abandoned vehicles, and tune performance.
Pre-orders will include a Platinum Car Pack featuring the following cars:
- Nissan 350Z 2008
- Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967
- Dodge Charger R/T 1969
- Ford F-150 Raptor 2016
- Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016
The Deluxe Edition of the game will also grant three days of early access, a Deluxe Edition license plate and NOS color, in-game discounts, Rep bonuses, everything in the Platinum Pack and more.
There will be an Origin Access period from 2 November and up to 10 hours can be played ahead of launch.