As promised, Ghost Games and EA have unveiled today the upcoming game of the Need for Speed franchise, titled Need for Speed Payback, with a release scheduled for November 10 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Need for Speed Payback will be set in Fortune Valley, where players will head and run with three different characters, united against The House – a criminal cartel that runs casinos, gangs and even the police.
Ghost Games promises the highest level of customization of the franchise so far, as well as the ability to search for and discover abandoned cars around the city, then repair and tune them. Payback will feature both traditional and off-road races, with events taking place both in the center of town and in mountains, canyons and deserts. Players can also bet on their in-game performances (multiplying rewards and risking batch loss).
Police chases will be present as well as assault missions. Remember that Need for Speed Payback will not require constant internet connection and you can play your campaign entirely offline.
“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.”
EA will offer “five uniquely customized and tuned iconic cars at launch” for anyone who buys the game in pre-sale (a Nissan 350Z, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS, 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor and 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport). The publisher also points out that the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition will give players up to three days of early access to the complete game (along with the extra items). It will also be possible to try the game for 10 hours before launch through EA Access.
Do not miss the official reveal trailer of Need for Speed Payback below: