Need For Speed Heat Release Date Announced With Reveal Trailer
Start your engines in November.
After a two-year break, Need for Speed is back with a new entry in the long-running racing series. Developer Ghost Games, responsible for 2017's Need for Speed Payback, is back at the starting line with Need for Speed Heat, which will launch on November 8 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
Need for Speed Heat takes you to Palm City, a "brand-new open world where street racers have gathered to make their names known," according to a press release. On the streets of Palm City, you will compete in Speedhunters Showdowns to earn cash to customize and upgrade your rides. But be careful during nightfall, as rogue cops patroling the darkened streets eagerly look for racers to knock down a few pegs. Need for Speed Heat is said to feature "expressive customization, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative."
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EA came screeching out of the gate not long after Need for Speed Heat's reveal. The community lead Ben Walke has confirmed the upcoming open-world racing game will have no loot boxes. Instead, the game will feature "post-launch paid-DLC in the form of car packs [and] a time-save pack, which will show all collectables on the map," Walke told a few Reddit users. "That's it."
Pre-orders for Need for Speed Heat are available now. Reserving the standard edition nets you a special edition Mitsubishi Evolution X, while banking on the Deluxe Edition gives you three special edition cars: a BMW i8 Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, and Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe. In addition to those, the Deluxe Edition contains exclusive character clothing and extra in-game currency. A 10 percent discount is awarded to those who pre-order through Need for Speed Payback's in-game menu.
Need for Speed Heat is set to launch on November 8, but those with EA Acess and Origin Access Basic (or Origin Access Premier on PC) get 10 hours of game time beginning on November 5.
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