Need For Speed will return this year after massively disappointing many players with Need For Speed: Payback, which felt nothing more than an abused money pump-and-dump…
„Need for Speed: Heat sends fans to Palm City, a brand-new open world where street racers have gathered to make their names known. By day, players compete in the Speedhunters Showdown, a sanctioned competition where they earn Bank to customize and upgrade their garage of high-performance cars. At night, players risk it all to build their Rep in underground races where a rogue police task force roams the streets, ready to take racers down and swipe all their earnings. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where a player can roll deep with their crew, build their garage full of hot cars, and make the city their nonstop playground,” Electronic Arts’ press release says.
On Reddit, Ben Walke, Electronic Arts‘ community manager said that „There are no loot boxes in Need For Speed: Heat and there won’t be,” then he added that post-launch, there will be car DLC packs, as well as a „time saver pack” later this year. The latter one will reveal all collectables on the map. It’s suspicious. Also, what is holding Electronic Arts back by monetizing the reputation and the in-game money? Selling them for real money? Need For Speed: Heat also doesn’t look like a bootleg of Underground 2 and Most Wanted 2005… (and since then, they weren’t able to make as good of a game)
Need For Speed: Heat shot itself in the foot with the release date already. It will launch on November 8 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The same day as Death Stranding, which will likely single-handedly become the best-selling game of November. We have our doubts about this game’s success – Payback left us with a bad taste in our mouth. Oh, and there’s a mobile app already to customize our car .