Need for Speed Payback story, trailer, cars, customization and more

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Following the Need for Speed Payback trailer that was announced earlier today by EA, we’ve had time to digest some of the details and here’s what you need to know about Ghost Games latest racing game for PS4 and other platforms.

Need for Speed Payback story

Utilizing the Frostbite engine, the story of Need for Speed Payback focuses on revenge and set in the dark underworld of Fortune Valley. During this period, there’s a cartel called ‘The House’ that has power of the city’s police and criminals, and they own Fortune Valley’s casinos. In the new Need for Speed game, players will take the role of three characters who seek revenge against The House:

  • Tyler: A Racer
  • Mac: The Showman
  • Jess: The Wheelman

According to the trailer, these three racers were a crew who were left with nothing by The House. They’ll also be cop chases and big cinematic sequences. They’ll be a mulitplayer mode and an offline single player mode, so you won’t need to constantly have an online connection.

Cars and customization

There will be five Need for Speed Payback car classes:

  • Race
  • Drift
  • Off-Road
  • Drag
  • Runner

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Players will complete challenges, races and mission, and will be able to customize their cards from the ground-up. You’ll also be able to win, buy and collect parts for your car to create the ultimate racing vehicle. EA plans to reveal more details about customization in the coming weeks.

Release date and platforms

The Need for Speed Payback release date has been confirmed as November 10, 2017 and it will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC via Origin.

Pre-order and collector editions

The standard edition is priced at £54.99 and if you preorder you get access to the Platinum Car Pack, which includes:

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

The Deluxe Edition will give players 3-days early access ahead of release and will include the Story Mission Pack DLC, and the Platinum Car Pack as detailed above. They’ll also be re-bonuses, in-game discounts and five shipments of customization items. It also appears that Need for Speed Payback will feature microtransaction.

EA will showcase more of Need for Speed Payback at E3 2017. They’ll also be more details about the racing game between June 10-12 at the Hollywood Palladium where the publisher hosts it’s EA Play event.