After yesterday’s tease, we now know the name and a lot of details pertaining to Electronic Arts’ next Need for Speed game. One that promises “intense heist missions, high stakes car battles, epic cop pursuits and jaw dropping set pieces,” in addition to an involved story about “betrayal and revenge.”
The first thing to get out of the way is the sequel’s subtitle, which brands it as Need for Speed: Payback. Next is the fact that things won’t be set in Seattle like we had assumed. Instead, the vehicular action will all take place in a Las Vegas-inspired underworld called Fortune Valley, wherein the player will become three different characters who are all in similar situations.
While controlling Tyler the Racer, Mac the Showman and Jess the Wheelman, players will find themselves immersed in a storyline about personal vendettas, wherein the main villain is an evil cartel called “The House.” These quests for vengeance will have the characters risking their lives, betting on themselves and their rides and doing whatever they can to soup up their metal chariots in order to gain an advantage, which is where the customization we mentioned yesterday will come into play.
The base version of Need for Speed: Payback will race into stores (and onto digital marketplaces) on November 10th, with a Deluxe Edition set to become available three days earlier, on the 7th of that month. The latter will offer bonus customization tools in addition to its early release. EA Access members, on the other hand, will gain access to the game’s 10-hour first play trial, starting on November 2nd.
As expected, this game will only be releasing on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC family of consoles and computers. Those who pre-order it will also provide themselves with access to a premium car pack, which includes tuned versions of the 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor, 2008 Nissan 350Z, 2016 Volskwagen Golf GTI Clubsport and 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS.