The Need for Speed Series will be 23 years old in August. Ghost Games and EA have confirmed the next series of the NFS will be called Need for Speed Payback and the newest release will be available in Xbox One, PS4, and PC on 10th November.
Playback promises a story of betrayal and revenge. Players will drive and race as three separate characters united against The House (a local criminal cartel that rules the city’s casinos, crooks, and the cops). Rather than taking the wheel as unnamed racers, in the new Need For Speed players will squirm their hands into the driving gloves of three characters: Tyler, Mac, or Jess.
The announcement mentions off-road racing, which certainly adds a whole new dimension not present in NFS 2015.
The ability to look out and discover abandoned cars in the world to repair and tune them. The driving will be both on- and off-road tracks. The events are not limited to cities , the players will race through the mountains, canyons, and desert. Players will also be able to gamble on their performances and achievements in-game.
Payback also has a deep focus on car customization that EA says will let the players truly craft a personalized and unique ride, and turn an old banger into a supercar of their imagination.
EA is offering five uniquely customized and tuned iconic cars at launch for pre-order customers.(2008 Nissan 350Z,1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS,1969 Dodge Charger R/T ,2016 Ford F-150 Raptor,2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport)
EA Access and Origin Access subscribers will get a headstart, with 10 hours of the game becoming available through the services on November 2nd.