Electronic Arts announced the newest title in the Need for Speed franchise: Need for Speed Payback. It’s set to launch on November 10 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (Origin).

“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.”

Judging by the trailer, Need for Speed Payback will be heavily inspired from the Fast & Furious franchise, offering a racing game experience that’s more action movie than pure racing.

The story follows three characters who come together to take vengeance against a cartel called The House. Need for Speed Payback will offer the deepest customization options of the series, letting you personalize your car. It also features a betting system where you can wager on you performance in missions.

If you pre-order the game you will receive the Need for Speed Playback Platinum Car Pack. The Car Pack grants access to five exclusive cars with Blue Tire Smoke:

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

A Digital Deluxe Edition will grant up to three days of early access to the game, exclusive customization items, the Platinum Car Pack, and more.

Members of EA Access and Origin Access can play up to 10 hours starting November 2. Members will also receive a 10% off discount with a digital purchase of Need for Speed Payback.


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