Need for Speed Payback Announced, Coming this November

Ghost Games has formally announced the next Need for Speed game, Need for Speed Payback.

Need for Speed Payback is the latest title in the long-running franchise and returns after a year hiatus. Ghost Games have gone back to the drawing board to give us a Need for Speed experience unlike any other in the franchise. Need for Speed Payback is about building the perfect ride, living out your driving fantasies and diving into a gripping story of betrayal and revenge.

Taking place in the underworld of Fortune Valley, Need for Speed Payback puts players in the boots of three characters reunited by a quest for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that controls the city. These characters are Tyler, the Racerl Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman. With the deepest customization the series has offered, players will customize their rides, raise the stakes, and compete in challenges and events in a bid to earn the respect of the underground.

“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.”

Need for Speed Payback will launch with a standard and Deluxe Edition. Like other EA Deluxe Editions, this one will give players three days of early access to the full game alongside some customization items such as the Deluxe Edition license plate and NOS color, in-game discounts, Rep bonuses, and so much more. In addition, anyone who pre-orders any edition of the game will get the Platinum Car Pack, which comes with the following cars:

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

Finally, players will be able to try Need for Speed Payback early through EA Access and Origin Access. Subscribers will be able to play up to 10 hours starting on Thursday, November 2. EA Access is available on Xbox One, and Origin Access on PC.

Need for Speed Payback is set to launch November 10 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Be sure to check back during E3 2017 to learn even more about Need for Speed Payback.