Need For Speed Heat’s first gameplay trailer has dropped and it seriously gives off the vibe that it’s going to be a mix of the Undergrounds series and Most Wanted.
Customization, cops and street racing all make a return in Need for Speed Heat. You can choose whether you want to race legally in the day in Speedhunter Showdown races where you win money to upgrade your cars or the night where you illegally partake in street races for notoriety and street cred.
In the day, cops will play by the rules and fine you for overspeeding and such. At night, however, the cops will try to take you down and won’t hesitate to use any means to do so. And if you aren’t careful, they’ll total your car and you will get busted.
You will have a garage that acts as your hub to modify your character and your character. Speed cards have been thrown at the window and now you unlock parts by gaining rep in the night and then spending your cash earned in the day to buy them. Almost every car in the game is customizable and it seems like almost every part of the car will be customizable. Even the exhaust can be tuned to sound the way you want it to.
You can also customize your character with a plethora of options including Adidas Original items. Other than that, you can modify cars and create wraps for cars right now using a mobile app so that when the game releases, your creation will be waiting for you.
Need for Speed Heat releases on November 5th for EA Access and Origin Access members and November 8th everyone else for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.
Need for Speed Heat is the new upcoming game Need for Speed title developed by Ghost Games which aims to bring that Miami vibe to the street racing scene.
The game seems to have taken inspiration from Need for Speed 2015 as seen from the gameplay footage with the camera closing in on the car when drifting. There’s a day and night cycle and police chases make a return to the game. You’re a racer and you will be chased by a rogue police force hell-bent on taking you down.
There seems to be a lot of focus on customization and also on outplaying the police. It aims to take the game back to its roots, the roots that once made the game famous.
The game releases on November 8th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.
Need for Speed is a beloved series that has slowly lost its identity over time and just hasn’t been the high of Underground, Most Wanted and Carbon. Maybe that will change with the next Need for Speed title that will be unveiled on 14th August
The above screenshot is from EA’s website for Need for Speed. Its countdown ends on 14th August at approximately 7:30PM. Not much is known about the game at this point but we do know the developers ‘are listening to the fans’ and “know the essence of the game” according to various posts on social media platforms and Discord.
As of this moment, the “Brake to Drift” mechanic from the recent Need for Speed games will be making a comeback but this could have changed over the last few months. This is going to be made by the same devs as Need for Speed Payback which had an absolutely abysmal upgrade system. All your upgrades were up to luck and you couldn’t get the parts you wanted in it since it was basically a lootbox.
For the new game though, they want the upgrade system to be better and more in-depth than NFS 2015 and NFS Payback. And we really hope they do make it so because there is nothing worse than not being able to tune your car with the parts you want in a game that is all about street racing and tuning.
Thankfully we have to wait just 2 more days to see what the new game is like and since the game releases in October this year, we’re going to get to see a lot more about it after this reveal.