If you were expecting a remake/reboot of a beloved Need for Speed title then you are out of luck, as Electronic Arts revealed today that the next entry in the series will be Need for Speed Heat, a brand new game set in a never before seen city, and scheduled for release on November 8th (or 5th for Origin Access Premier members).
According to the press release, NFS Heat will be “the ultimate street racer versus cop fantasy”, expanding everything fans love about the series, which (according to EA) is something along the lines of “expressive customization, authentic urban car culture and an immersive narrative”.
Here’s a trailer, with a gameplay reveal promised for August 19th. Not really feeling this one, sadly, but thankfully there will be a sort of 10 hours long demo/trial for Origin Access Basic subscribers, so I’ll make my mind up then.
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 customise 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.