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'Need for Speed: Payback' Arrives November 10

Prior to the EA Play event next weekend (yes, it’s really next weekend), the company, in conjunction with Ghost Games, revealed a trailer that showed the name and release date for the latest Need for Speed title. On November 10, you’ll go on a new vehicular adventure for revenge in Need for Speed: Payback. 

In this game, you’ll play as three characters: Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman. These three characters are set on taking revenge for reasons unknown against The House cartel, which has control over the casinos, criminals, and, most importantly, the police in the city of Fortune Valley.

Details on the new gameplay features are slim, but we do know that you can earn more money in each race by betting on your own car’s performance before it starts. However, if you don’t meet expectations, you can suffer a setback in funds. Car customization is back in the game, and it seems that you can still purchase new cars to fill up your garage. In addition, you can find abandoned cars throughout Fortune Valley and restore them to their former prestige so you can use them to race against other drivers. 

If you pre-order the game, you’ll get access to the Platinum Car Pack, which gives you five custom cars each with a platinum blue tire smoke. The car pack includes the 2008 Nissan 350Z, 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS, 1969 Dodge Charger R/T, 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor, and the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport. You can also pre-order the Deluxe Edition of the game, which is priced at $80. In addition to the Platinum Car Pack, you’ll get a unique license, a special leaderboard icon, and a NOS color that you can apply to five of your vehicles. It also includes a story mission pack, bonuses for in-game reputation, discounts on in-game purchases, and the ability to play the game three days ahead of everyone else.

NameNeed for Speed: Payback
TypeRacing
DeveloperGhost Games
PublisherEA
PlatformsPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Where To BuyOriginPlayStation StoreXbox StoreAmazonBest BuyWalmartGameStop
Release DateNovember 10, 2017
  • dstarr3
    "In this game, you’ll play as three characters: Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman."

    I already hate it.
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  • Jeff Fx
    19766222 said:
    "In this game, you’ll play as three characters: Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman."

    I already hate it.

    It seems like they're trying to add depth to something that's really just a racing game, rather than a larger game that includes racing like GTA or Saints Row. It looks beautiful, but that's not enough.
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  • bigdragon
    I would love to play a good police chase game again like the original Most Wanted or original Hot Pursuit. This trailer shows me a game that wants to be Far Cry 4 mixed with Forza Horizon 3. I am totally confused. It doesn't look good. It looks...well...boring and repetitive.
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  • Matt_550
    If they wanted to add depth they would try to do the original Most Wanted or Underground 2. Anything following the original most Wanted has been a pile. Last game I bought was Pro-Street. Never again. This game series fell off a cliff and the attempts to get back up have only pushed them down further.
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  • bit_user
    I haven't played any of these games in ages, but I didn't like the movie, FWIW. Some nice cars, but the plot and characters were too annoying.
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  • dstarr3
    They made a NFS movie? Good lord.
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  • bit_user
    19767711 said:
    They made a NFS movie? Good lord.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2369135/
    (6.5 IMDB stars is too much. I've seen far better movies with ratings in the mid-6's.)

    You've been warned.
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  • boju
    i quite enjoyed that movie lol and Rami Malek

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  • mrmez
    Time to move on from Fast and Furious...
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  • audie-tron25
    The movie is good in its own corny way. Although I would say it is closer to a true Fast & Furious movie than all the new ones...

    I really hope this game is good. If you haven't played NFS 2016, you are missing out on getting a taste of the direction of the series. It was pretty good (in my opinion) but of course did have a few bugs. The reason I'm hoping for this game is the addition of a story which is my biggest gripe with NFS 2016. As bad/corny as it may be, it helps give the game some direction and I found the story in the last game was really just a bunch of cut scenes, they never really told the player what to do. Some people like that, I don't (to an extent).

    Definitely not sold on the whole betting aspect to the game. Is there a better way to ramp up the pressure? I guess we'll find out soon
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