A First Look At 'Need For Speed: Payback' Gameplay (Update: Video)

Ghost Games revealed Need for Speed: Payback before E3, which begins this weekend here in Los Angeles, and now we’re finally getting more information about it at EA Play today. In it, you’ll have three characters to control throughout the story, and you’ll encounter some old features from previous titles. But there’s also new mechanics coming to the game.

The gameplay shown at the event features a “Highway Heist” mission, in which the main characters have to steal a car stored inside a moving truck. The featured car is a Mustang GT, which sideswiped aggressive enemies as it pursued the truck. Eventually, the car pulled alongside the truck as one of the other characters jumped onto it. The action then switched to the now-stolen car as it faced a plethora of vehicles as a cliffhanger to end the demo.

We’ll have more time to play the later this week. Need for Speed: Payback comes out toward the end of this year (November 10).

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  • SockPuppet
    So lame. I want the original NFS back. I want to take a stable of exotic hypercars and blast them down a track that's equally as exotic as the cars I'm driving. What I do not want is to drive the neighbor kid's riced out Civic through some neverending "city". I do not want to play "Fast and Furious" in the middle of my race. EA has completely lost touch.
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  • jimmysmitty
    Anonymous said:
    So lame. I want the original NFS back. I want to take a stable of exotic hypercars and blast them down a track that's equally as exotic as the cars I'm driving. What I do not want is to drive the neighbor kid's riced out Civic through some neverending "city". I do not want to play "Fast and Furious" in the middle of my race. EA has completely lost touch.


    NFS has not been that game for a very, very long time. The market has shifted and being able to take any car and mod it is more appealing than just taking stock super cars out for a spin. And while most of the games start with a small compact, they tend to allow you to go all the way up to the Ferraris and Lambos.

    However if you want something more akin to the old days of NFS, then Forza is probably more for you. Remember every game fills a niche. DIRT has its own much like NFS and Forza does.
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