Following the street-racing reboot of the series in 2015, Need For Speed Payback will take the series in a slightly new direction. Instead of simply becoming the best racer in town and meeting up with real-world racing personalities, Payback will resemble something like The Fast and the Furious. It will have a unique storyline about three main characters working to take down a criminal organization called "The House" that controls everything in the city of Fortune Valley. To do this, the player will participate in standard fare such as races and pursuits, as well as heists and "car battles." We're not quite sure what that last one entails, but it should be interesting.
Fans of the previous Need For Speed game should still find plenty of their favorite features, though. The developers promise deep customization, which is evident in the screenshots and pre-order bonuses. In one of the screenshots, you can clearly see a 1955 Chevrolet Bel Air taken from rusting hulk to all-out off-road racer. The title card also shows a traditionally modified R34 Skyline as well. Based on the pre-order bonuses, players will also be able to choose different colored tire smoke and nitrous flame colors. It looks like racing will be more varied this time, too, including off-road courses. The pursuits look pretty grand, too, based on the shot of a new Panamera fleeing the police. For more, check out the trailer above. Need For Speed Payback launches on Nov. 10, 2017.