After a couple weeks of teases, EA and developer Ghost Games have released the first trailer for Need for Speed Payback.
The next entry in the Need for Speed franchise, Payback, is all about revenge after a cartel wrongs your crew of drivers. Set in the fictional Fortune City, the game will pit the player against The House, who owns the city’s cops, criminals and casinos. As a result, the game will have the player wager the success of their missions and races on in-game currency as you try to take back Fortune City.
Set to release on November 10, 2017 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC, Need for Speed Payback is working to regain fans trust after the last few entries stumbled to capture the spirit of the franchise. In a blog post last month, EA said the game is built directly from the feedback of fans. As a result, the game can be played entirely offline, so the annoying “always-online” feature of the 2015 reboot won’t be bogging down the experience this time around. The awkward FMV cut scene portions of the game absent this time around, too.
Need for Speed Payback is also expanding physical and cosmetic customization to give players greater control over their cars look and performance. Based on some pre-order information given out by EA, the game will feature cosmetic items like tire smoke customization. Those who pre-order the game will gain instant access to the blue tire smoke along with the “Platinum Car Pack” which includes the Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967, Dodge Charger R/T 1969, Ford F-150 Raptor 2016, Nissan 350Z 2008 and the Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016. Like all of EA’s games in recent years, the game will be offered in a deluxe version that includes 3-day early access and a myriad of in-game bonuses.
Subscribers of EA and Origin Access will be able to start their free trial of Need for Speed Payback on November 2, 2017. Deluxe owners can start playing on November 7 and standard owners can start when the game officially launches on November 10.
Need for Speed Payback will launch on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.