EA unveils Need for Speed Payback with a November release date

Today Ghost Games, an EA studio, announced Need for Speed Payback, the new action driving blockbuster from one of the world’s best-selling video game franchises. Need for Speed Payback will be hitting stores on November 10, worldwide. This explosive adventure is filled with intense heist missions, high stakes car battles, epic police pursuits and jaw-dropping set pieces. Its blockbuster gameplay is one which has never before been seen in the series, fueled by a gripping story of betrayal and revenge. With Need for Speed Payback, it’s no longer just about being the first to cross the finish line or racing to prove who is best, it’s about building the perfect ride, getting behind the wheel, and playing out an action driving fantasy.

“Need for Speed returns this year to challenge what players expect from racing games,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer. “We’re still delivering everything our fans love about the franchise–the deepest customization, an impressive roster of cars, intense races and open world pursuits–but with Need for Speed Payback, we’re bringing together all those elements in an all new blockbuster driving experience. From the story, to the different characters you can drive as, to the varied missions, to the edge-of-your-seat moments, this is our vision for what action driving entertainment means today.”

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Set in the underworld of Fortune Valley, players will drive as 3 distinct characters reunited by a quest for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that rules the city’s casinos, criminals and police. They will take on a variety of challenges and events as Tyler, Mac and Jess to earn the respect of the underground. Featuring the deepest customization from the series, players can truly craft a personalized and unique ride, or spend hours finding and tuning an abandoned derelict into a supercar. They can then push their cars to the limit and raise the stakes by betting on their own performance, where they can either multiply their winnings or risk losing it all.

For drivers who want to get the extra edge over the competition, the Need for Speed Payback: Deluxe Edition gives players up to three days of early access to the full game, along with exclusive customization items such as the Deluxe Edition license plate and other items. Players can also get into the action before launch through EA Access and Origin Access, where members can play for up to 10 hours starting Thursday, November 2.