Electronic Arts released its financial results for Q3 2019 today, and as they’d previously teased, with it came the announcement of a new title in the seminal Need for Speed series. Need for Speed Heat is the latest entry, following 2017’s Need for Speed Payback. The developer is the same as the previous titles, Ghost Games. Heat promises to deepen and expand everything fans love about the series, with expressive customization, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative to draw you in. It will release on Nov 8 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
The game takes place in Palm City, which sounds like a made-up city inspired by Los Angeles or Miami. There is a Palm City in Florida, but it doesn’t look like that’s the setting for Need for Speed Heat. Either way, Palm City is a brand-new open world where street racers go to seek renown. You’ll compete in the Speedhunters Showdown by day, earning Bank to customize and upgrade your garage of high-performance cars. By night, players will risk it all to build Rep in underground races, all while a rogue police task force chases after them. Need for Speed Heat promises a nonstop playground for racing game aficionados.
Need for Speed Heat‘s customization
According to Riley Cooper, Creative Director at Ghost Games, Need for Speed Heat will feature many more customization options. The developer listened to fans on their demand for more cars, more customization, and more challenges. You’ll be able to get creative with not only your character’s style, but also your car performance and driving style.
Need for Speed Heat will launch on Nov 8, and it’s already available for pre-order. Pre-orders will net you a bonus car, the K.S Edition styled Mitsubishi Evolution X. If you order the Deluxe Edition, you will get three K.S Edition styled cars (BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport), plus access to character clothing and increased earnings of in-game currencies (Bank and Rep). Both standard and Deluxe pre-orders grant 10 hours of pre-access to the game on Nov 5 through EA Access and Origin Access as part of the Play First Trial.
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