I don’t think that Need for Speed needs any special introduction. One of the longest running racing franchises still lives despite the fact that other games, such as Gran Turismo and Forza Motorsport, might have taken the top. Electronic Arts doesn’t want to give up on the series that is lasting for decades, and the newest installment is scheduled for later this year. In case you haven’t seen the latest Need for Speed Payback trailer, here you have it:
Let’s take a look at ten things that you should know about NFS Payback.
It Is Developed By Ghost Games
Ghost Games have been in charge of NFS games for the last four years, and this is the third game that EA put in the hands of this development team. Everything started with Need for Speed Rivals in 2013 and was followed by the franchise reboot in 2015. The latest release was criticized for being an always-online game, which leads us to:
There WILL Be an Offline Mode
The reboot of the series had its positives, but it remains unclear why the game demanded to have a constant internet connection. Fortunately, that will not be the case with Need for Speed: Payback, at least when it comes to single player mode.
That is a significant change that will delight all the players because you don’t want to depend on the quality of your connection to be able to play alone. Naturally, if you are up to racing some real-time opponents, you will need to be online for obvious reasons.
It Will Feature 4K Support
If we know one thing that Electronic Arts loves to make sure happen, then it’s that their games need to look stunning. The addictiveness and gameplay might have a flaw or two, but graphics are always breathtaking, and the same will be the case with Need for Speed: Payback.
You can expect car models that will be faithful to their real life versions to the smallest details, including reflective paint jobs. NFS Payback will also feature Ultra HD 4K support, which means that it will maximize the potential of the new-gen consoles like PS4 Pro and Project Scorpio (Xbox One X). PC players, I am afraid you should prepare to upgrade your machine if you want to play the game at the highest quality.
It Will Have a Handsome Car Roster
If it wants to keep up with the competition Need for Speed Payback needs to feature a bunch of cars available for driving. Fortunately, it seems that is precisely what Ghost Games is going to do because we’ve seen announcements that there will be vehicles from various eras and classes.
Some of the names on the list are Porsche Panamera Turbo, Nissan Skyline GT-R, Mustang GT, BMW M3, and Datsun 260Z and 1957 Chevy that will be turned into drag racers. You can also expect hyper cars, such as Zonda, and we are looking forward to driving some of the vehicles that we can only dream of in our lives. As already mentioned, all the models will look incredibly realistic.
The bad news is that you will probably have to buy some expensive cars packages if you want to drive them. In fact, you already have some available to pre-order, such as 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor or 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS.
Tune Up Your Car
The tuning system is another incredible feature of Need for Speed Payback. According to the statements from the developers, we can expect that adjusting your vehicle will play a significant role. You will have to opportunity to change decals, paint jobs, trim kits, and pretty much whatever comes to your mind.
That should enable you to fit your car with your personality completely. Are you looking for a flashy vehicle that will attract the focus of others or you want a subtle ride that focuses on performance? Remember, if you want to be a real underground racer, you should take a car that’s relatively cheap and tune it up to the max, but the choice is all up to you!
There Will Be Muscle Cars
Whether you like lumping a huge engine on a vehicle or not, you will have the opportunity to try some muscle cars in the drag races in Need for Speed Payback. That should bring us a whole new level of excitement. The top speed that muscle cars can develop is incredible, and your task will be to control the beast and avoid whatever obstacles might be in your way. That’s some genuine need for speed there!
You Want a Story? You’ve Got It!
In most of the cases, NFS was all about the racing. However, it seems that Need for Speed Payback takes a different approach because it will offer us a plot that might seem complicated enough to make an excellent game.
Now, we don’t know much about the story yet, but it appears that the main villain is going to be a woman. In fact, let us be precise; the main antagonist is a nefarious cartel that controls everything in the city, from the casinos to cops. However, the trailer suggests that the cartel is led by a woman. Is that sexist or not?
Three Different Viewpoints
As for the protagonists, we will get the chance to play with three characters that are all on the same task. The roster consists of Mac the Showman, Tyler the Racer, and Jess the Wheelman. Now, it’s pretty clear that Tyler will be focused on racing, while Jess might be the one that we will use for heists. There is a dilemma when it comes to Mac, but we will probably use him for drag racing or some crazy stunts.
Does Fortune Valley Equal Las Vegas?
It seems that Ghost Games chose Las Vegas as the city where the plot of Need for Speed Payback will unfold. Of course, that will not be the name of the city in-game. Instead, it will use Fortune Valley, but the scenery and all the casinos suggest that you are located in Nevada.
When Will It Be Out?
Need for Speed Payback is scheduled to release on November 10, 2017, for PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One. However, if you have a subscription to Origin or you are a member of EA Access, you will have the option of trying the game on November 2, 2017. Also if you want to play it earlier than the original release date, you can buy the deluxe edition, and you have a 3-day early access to the game!