Need for Speed Payback
The name of the next title in EA’s long-running Need for Speed arcade racing series has been revealed as Need for Speed Payback (“Payback”) and will launch worldwide for PS4, PC and Xbox One on November 10th.
A trailer for the new game, that has been in development for two years, was premiered today and already it is causing quite a bit of discussion between players and fans. Mostly because a broad set of them wanted nothing more than what is essentially a carbon copy of the 2015 edition — just throw in more street racing, drifting and customisation and these folk are more than happy.
Others however are excited at the prospect of starting with a piece of scrap and building it into something magnificent, more challenging police pursuits (hello Rhino!) and a story that seems to be more involved than its predecessor.
From the first-look it does appear that “Payback” is actually including aspects that all NFS fans have enjoyed the series for over its time, whether it can all coexist or will make some feel excluded because of this spreading out, will remain to be seen.
Watching the reveal trailer above it cannot be missed that it contains many sequences that echo those of the Fast and Furious movies, particularly the more recent outings. But consider that the much loved Underground and Underground 2 were games that emulated those films of the day and in a funny way “Payback” is doing exactly the same. (FAMILY!)
As with all NFS games it is the cars and where you will be playing with them that matters most to people. And “Payback” is set in a region called Fortune Valley, a place that closely resembles the areas of Nevada, including of course, Las Vegas.
The cars range from your everyday street cars to supercars and onwards towards the pinnacle of the hypercar. For those worried that the EA exclusive Porsche deal may have resulted in some bad blood between the two, fear not as Porsche is in.
We won’t have to wait long to get a better look at “Payback” as the game will be at EA Play along with a comprehensive showing at E3, both of which take place in the coming weeks (of course you already knew that right?).
Need for Speed Payback is due out on November 10th worldwide for PS4, PC and Xbox One.