Need For Speed Payback features a three playable protagonists as a crew to take down The House, the controlling gang over Fortune Valley. But other than the the first few trailers we haven’t learned much about the story, or how these characters look like up close.
Now we do thanks to the new story trailer. Here’s a good look of Tyler, the man that would be doing all the street and drag racing, Jess the resident wheelman for doing high-stakes jobs and Mac, the drift and off-road guy.
Note that these are not FMVs like Need For Speed 2015, just good old in-game renders.
Need For Speed Payback is out on November 10 for the PS4, PC and Xbox One.
Need For Speed Rivals And Need For Speed 2015’s multiplayer mode were integrated directly into the single-player mode. You could invite other online races that are in your map to join a race. While it sounds great, players wanted dedicated multiplayer modes.
The last update to Need For Speed 2015 delivered that in the form of Speedlists. Need For Speed Payback will also use multiplayer Speedlists, but this time with some added improvements.
Players can now vote on the next event after the first one finishes, with players finishing in the bottom half of the standings table given more voting power. You could also keep the votes for use after the next event to ensure [...]
When EA dropped their trailer showcasing the world of Need For Speed Payback, it called it the biggest one for the franchise. But now they have released an image of the whole map of Fortune Valley to prove its point.
And it really is massive.
Here is the map of Fortune Valley. Look at how tiny the dense city part of the map occupies.
Fans who love the long windy highways like in Hot Pursuit 2010 will be glad to see they are back in full force. The city part looks more driveable now compared to Need For Speed 2015 which had a layout that really encourages you to drift. Payback will also feature off-road racing, so the vast desert at the center of the map [...]
Remember the crews in Need For Speed Carbon? In that game, you create your own crew and battle for turf against four main crews by winning racers. It’s an interesting gimmick, but it gives each AI racer some flair and identity rather than have them be some random cars you would ever take note of.
Need For Speed Payback is taking ques from this with Street Leagues. They are essentially various crews that operate at various part of Fortune Valley and specialise in specific racers.
Right now two of the Street Leagues have been revealed. One is Graveyard Shift, a crew that uses a lot of Día de Muertos (“Day of the Dead”) on their cars and focuses on races [...]
Fortune Valley is being dubbed as Need For Speed’s biggest open world yet, and this new trailer is making its case. Based off Las Vegas, the city is has its high-rise casinos and long windy roads in the desert outskirts.
The trailer showcases some more information about the game, like different rival crews that dominate certain events, the need to find tuner shops and dealers to buy parts and new cars, and bait crates that trigger cop chases.
Need For Speed 2015 had an open world, but was not as fun to drive around and it only had a night setting. Payback will have a proper day-night cycle like most open-world racers should and let’s hope the streets (and [...]
Need For Speed 2015 may had a late PC port, but it was a decent port. With Payback, it will come day and date with the console release and is promising unlocked framerates and 4K support.
Thankfully, the minimum specs should be attainable on most modern PCs today. Here’s the minimum and recommended specs as detailed in the NFS blog:
Minimum Requirements for 720p30 at low settingsOS: 64-bit Windows 7 or later CPU: Intel i3 6300 @ 3.8GHz or AMD FX 8150 @ 3.6GHz with 4 hardware threads RAM: 6GB DISC DRIVE: DVD ROM drive required for installation only HARD DRIVE: 30GB VIDEO: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 750 Ti or AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 or equivalent DX11 compatible GPU with [...]