While we’ve known a new Need for Speed title was on the way for some time, we only had a handful of details. Now, we have far more information including the name, a new trailer and a release date. The name of the new game is Need for Speed Payback and as the title suggests, it’s all about revenge.
Here’s the official trailer:
Additionally, we have the first official details on the setting:
Set in the underworld of Fortune Valley, you and your crew are reunited by a search for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that rules the city’s casinos, criminals, and cops.
Your car is at the center of everything you do. Craft unique rides with deeper performance and visual customization than ever before. From intense missions to high stakes car battles to jaw dropping set piece moments, Need for Speed Payback delivers an edge-of-your-seat, action-driving fantasy.
It’s certainly interesting to see the direction the franchise is taking. Watching this trailer immediately reminded me of The Fast and the Furious. I imagine we’ll get some gameplay footage at EA’s upcoming EA PLAY event for E3 2017. I’d also be surprised if we didn’t see a public beta later in the year. Fortunately, there won’t be much of a wait regardless, as Need for Speed Payback releases on November 10th, 2017.