For the last few days EA has been dropping hints and clues about their next Need For Speed (NFS) game which up until now, most were just referring to as “Need For Speed 2017”.
However, today the first official trailer (which you can watch above) for the game was released as well as its new official name. The next NFS game is officially titled Need For Speed Payback.
The official release date has also been announced as November 10th, 2017.
Fist thing’s first. Many people (including us) were trying to figure out where the game would take place based on the teaser images released. Some (including us) guessed Seattle and others guessed Las Vegas.
Turns out that technically both guesses were wrong, but in a less technical way, the Las Vegas guesses were right. Need clarification?
Need For Speed Payback takes place in a city known as “Fortune Valley” which is pretty much a fictional version of Las Vegas. So yeah, the Las Vegas guessers were kind of right but not really.
Anyway let’s get into some of the juicier details, shall we? It looks like Need For Speed Payback is going to be heavy on narrative and center around a revenge story of a heist crew jilted by their former leader.
As such, in addition to street racing Need For Speed Payback will involve heists, missions, and pursuits. Mixed within the story will be 5 different car classes: Race, Drift, Off-Road, Drag, and Runner.
Customization will play a major role and players will find abandoned broken down cars in the desert area of Fortune Valley and then take those cars to their garage to restore and build into worthy street weapons.
Anyone who’s already sold from the trailer and details can pre-order Need For Speed Payback right now on the game’s official website.
Two versions are currently available the standard version and the “Deluxe Edition”.
The Deluxe Edition gives players access to the game 3 days before its official release date and also comes with exclusive customization items, in-game discounts, “Rep bonuses”, 5 “shipments, story mission DLC, and the Platinum Car Pack which includes: ’08 Nissan 350Z, ’67 Chevy Camaro SS, ’69 Dodge Charger R/T, 2016 Ford Raptor, and the 2016 VW Golf GTI Clubsport.
That is definitely a lot of extras but it will cost you, as the Need For Speed Payback Deluxe Edition will set you back $79.99.
The game will be released for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 (PS4) but it isn’t mentioned if Need For Speed Payback will take advantage of the extra horsepower provided by consoles like the PS4 Pro or Xbox’s “Project Scorpio”
Hopefully we’ll find out when we get some hands on time with the game at EA’s E3 event “EA Play” which is just about a week from today. Stay tuned for our first impressions and updates!
For now you can check out the official press release below to see if you can dig up any additional nuggets of info. Afterward let us know what you think of Need For Speed Payback in the comments below or tweet to us at @MotorworldHype.
Need For Speed Payback Press Release
Friday, June 2, 2017 6:01 am PDT
“Need for Speed returns this year to challenge what players expect from racing games”
“Need for Speed returns this year to challenge what players expect from racing games,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer. “We’re still delivering everything our fans love about the franchise – the deepest customization, an impressive roster of cars, intense races and open world pursuits – but with Need for Speed Payback, we’re bringing together all those elements in an all new blockbuster driving experience. From the story, to the different characters you can drive as, to the varied missions, to the edge-of-your-seat moments, this is our vision for what action driving entertainment means today.”
Set in the underworld of Fortune Valley, players will drive as three distinct characters reunited by a quest for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that rules the city’s casinos, criminals and cops. They will take on a variety of challenges and events as Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman to earn the respect of the underground. Featuring the deepest customization from the series, players can truly craft a personalized and unique ride, or spend hours finding and tuning an abandoned derelict into a supercar. They can then push their cars to the limit and raise the stakes by betting on their own performance, where they can either multiply their winnings or risk losing it all.
For players that pre-order the game, they will receive the Need for Speed Payback Platinum Car Pack and get instant access to five uniquely customized and tuned iconic cars at launch, each with exclusive† Platinum Blue Tire Smoke. The Car Pack includes:
- Nissan 350Z 2008
- Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967
- Dodge Charger R/T 1969
- Ford F-150 Raptor 2016
- Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016
For drivers who want to get the extra edge over the competition, the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition gives players up to three days of early access to the full game, along with exclusive customization items such as the Deluxe Edition license plate and NOS color, in-game discounts, Rep bonuses, everything the Platinum Car Pack has to offer, and more.
Players can also get into the action before launch through EA Access and Origin Access, where members can play for up to 10 hours starting Thursday, November 2nd with the EA Access and Origin Access Play First Trial**. Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition owners will get their three-day early access starting Tuesday, November 7th. Need for Speed Payback will be available worldwide on November 10th for Xbox One, PlayStation®4, and Origin™ for PC.