Need for Speed Payback: Announcement Trailer and Info

We finally got to see the first trailer for EA’s new Need for Speed title. While we knew a new game was on the way, it’s been kept under secret pretty well. From the start of the trailer we got a first look of the story. Fast and Furious vibes were seen in a number of areas with the narrative, but the title really plays into the trailer where the main character is wronged and will now seek “Payback”. Gone are the live action scenes from previous NFS titles. All scenes will be rendered with the Frostbite Engine.


The main city is called Silver Rock and it’s an area called Fortune Valley. There is a number of different terrains seen from the trailer. Types of cars will be in the form of race, drift, off-road, and runner. Customization is present as ever with various cars being modified for all terrains. Throughout the trailer damage and destruction was seen everywhere. Hopefully we’ll be getting a bit of the Burnout series influence with destruction.

The game is being developed by Ghost Games, which is a team of former EA Black Box, Criterion Games and Playground Games staff. Previous games a lot of this new staff has worked on included Project Gotham Racing, Forza Horizon and NFS: The Run. We are hoping that the Need for Speed franchise will return to some of their older games.


We’ll be getting a lot more information and gameplay from EA Play event prior to E3. We are getting a number of options to purchase this game and preorder bonuses have already been released. The game releases November 11th 2017

The preorder pack is being called the Platinum Car Pack, which consists of:

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

The Deluxe version of the game nets you three day early access, a deluxe edition license plate, the Platinum Car Pack, in-game discounts, a Rep bonus, and more.

If you are a subscriber of EA Access and Origin access you’ll be able to demo the game for 10 hours starting on November 2nd.

By Bert Saenz (TREBM3)

Gaming since the Atari 2600 and owning about every console stateside since. AKA Mr. Amiibo and resident Nintendo fanboy.

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