Need for Speed Payback

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Intense heist missions, high stakes car battle, epic cop pursuits and jaw dropping set pieces

The next entry in the long-running racing franchise is going to be Need for Speed Payback, offering a story told from multiple perspectives, publisher Electronic Arts announced.
The game is currently in development at Ghost Games and EA plan to release it on the 10th of November worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC.

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The campaign will give player the chance to experience the story from the perspective of three different characters , Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman. Team up and get revenge on The House, a cartel that runs the criminal underworld. EA promised the player will be able partake in “intense heist missions, high stakes car battle, epic cop pursuits and jaw dropping set pieces” in the fictional city of Fortune Valley.

Developer Ghost Games highlighted two key features of the game: an open-world environment and car customisation with the latter going hand in hand with earning money from the campaign. Players can also pimp out their ride then bet on themselves in races to earn money for future car upgrades. There is also an offline feature for those wishing to enjoy an uninterrupted single player experience.

Customers who pre-order the game will receive the Platinum Car Pack that includes five exclusive cars that can each be upgraded with the Platinum Blue Tire Smoke. If you’re down to pay for the Deluxe Edition, you’ll be entitled to three days of early access starting Tuesday on the 7th of November. The package will also include the Platinum Car Pack and the High Roller Pack that offers a set of story missions along side other goodies such as customization items, a 5 percent reputation bonus and a 10 perfect discount on in-game purchases. These are the cars included in the car:

  • 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • 1969 Dodge Charger R/T
  • 2008 Nissan 350Z
  • 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor
  • 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport

A Play First Trial for the game will be available for subscribers of EA Access and Origin Access and player can play up to 10 hours starting Thursday, 2nd of November. Check out the trailer here.

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