Need For Speed Payback Coming November 10

After teasing it for weeks, Electronic Arts has officially announced that the Need For Speed franchise is coming back this year with Need For Speed Payback.

Launching November 10 for Xbox One, PS4 and PC, the latest in the long-running racing series a detailed story, deep customization and a large roster of cars.

Need for Speed returns this year to challenge what players expect from racing games,” Marcus Nilsson, the game’s executive producer, said in a press release. “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.”

The game will be set in the fictional city of Fortune Valley, players will take control of three characters looking for revenge against a cartel that betrayed them.

In addition to the game’s announcement, EA released the first official trailer for the game, that you can watch above.

Need For Speed Payback will be playable at the company’s upcoming EA Play event in Los Angeles. Be sure to stick with Sports Gamers Online for more Need For Speed coverage between now and its launch.


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