EA and Ghost Games already revealed the first trailer of its latest racing game, Need for Speed Payback earlier this month but during the EA Play Event in the E3 2017 yesterday, new details of the game were released and it has Need for Speed fans excited more than ever.
Need For Speed Payback features three playable characters – Tyler, Jess and Mack, all with their own specialties. The game has a cinematic, action driving fantasy story-mode where you, as a driver, are on a mission to take down the nefarious cartel called House. Ghost Games is definitely focusing a lot on the graphics aspect this time and from the trailers revealed, it is clear to see that the Need for Speed Payback will be quite different from earlier versions of NFS including Most Wanted, Undercover, and The Run. With EA taking a cinematic approach to this latest Need for Speed game, coupled with a solid story line, many analysts are already finding the Need for Speed Payback drastically similar to the Fast and the Furious series.
The trailer that was showcased on the EA Play event at E3 yesterday was titled the “Highway Heist” where the series’ new heist missions were shown. The trailer showed a driver chasing a truck that apparently has a stolen car. The game also showed intense moments with the player jumping from one car and onto the truck. What’s more, there’s also a Relic system in the new Need for Speed Payback which allows you to drive classic cars as well.
In an interview with GameSpot, Marcus Nilsson confirmed the new Need for Speed game will be playable on the PlayStation 4 Pro and the newly revealed Xbox One X (Previously code-named Xbox Scorpio. About whether Need for Speed Payback will have support for the Nintendo Switch, Nilsson said: “I love the Switch; I absolutely adore it. Would that be a platform that Need for Speed: Payback could run on? I don’t see why [not], but it’s not something we’re looking to at this very moment.”
We still don’t know how much it will cost but Amazon did mention the game to be priced at $59.99 when it was up for pre-order last week (currently unavailable). Need for Speed Payback will be released and available for purchase on November 10th this year and will be playable on the Windows PC, PS4 and the Xbox One.