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Need for Speed Payback

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Ghost Games
Release Date: Nov. 10, 2017

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'Need for Speed Payback' (ALL) Story Mode Reveals Characters, Racing Styles - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 12, 2017 @ 9:33 a.m. PDT

Need for Speed Payback is an explosive action/adventure driving game filled with intense heist missions, high stakes car battles, epic cop pursuits and jaw dropping set pieces.

Your car is at the center of everything you do. Craft unique rides with deeper performance and visual customization than ever before. From intense missions to high stakes car battles to jaw dropping set piece moments, Need for Speed Payback delivers an edge-of-your-seat, action-driving fantasy.

It's blockbuster gameplay never before seen from 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 to be the best, it's about building the perfect ride, getting behind the wheel and playing out an action driving fantasy.

Set in the underworld of Fortune Valley, players will drive as three distinct characters reunited by a quest for vengeance against The House, a nefarious cartel that rules the city's casinos, criminals and cops. They will take on a variety of challenges and events as Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman 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.


Play three distinct characters in this fall’s action driving blockbuster, Need for Speed Payback. Tyler, Jess and Mac are united by a common goal, revenge at any cost. Experience jaw dropping set pieces, insane heist missions and car battles like you’ve never see as you and your crew take on The House, a nefarious cartel that runs Fortune Valley’s underground.

Tyler "Ty" Morgan is the The Racer. Drag and street races are his cup of tea and as a natural born racer, he has an unwavering will to win. Once his crew are betrayed, his focus becomes singular: payback.

Jessica “Jess” Miller is the Wheelman, always on the run. She spends her time running high-risk, high-reward jobs yet never loses her level-headed outlook. She can get out of any situation, no matter how volatile and will do whatever it takes to protect her friends.

Sean “Mac” McAlister is The Showman, with a style as unpredictable and flashy as he is. Offroad races and drifting are his specialties and he never wavers around a tight corner or fears getting dirty on the trail. Mac’s happy-go-lucky attitude keeps the crew going through the hard times.

The all-new BMW M5 will make its debut in Need for Speed Payback, marking the first time BMW has revealed a car through a videogame partnership, unveiling the new in-game BMW M5 at gamescom. The new BMW M5 builds on the traditional concept of a luxurious four-door business sedan by appealing to drivers with a taste for high speed and adrenaline. Need for Speed Payback players will be among the first to experience the new M xDrive all-wheel drive as they tear through the city streets and diverse landscape of Fortune Valley this Fall.

The M5 takes the BMW M-series into new territory, with 441 kW/600 hp, peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) and 10.5 l/100 km [26.9 mpg imp] fuel consumption combined/ 241 g/km CO2 emissions combined, which promise supreme propulsive power and formidable performance. The new M xDrive developed by BMW M GmbH is the most engaging all-wheel-drive system yet to grace the high-performance segment and will be on display across various terrains in Need for Speed Payback.

For players that pre-order the game, they will receive the Need for Speed Payback Platinum Car Pack and get instant access to five uniquely customized and tuned iconic cars at launch, each with exclusive† Platinum Blue Tire Smoke. The Car Pack includes:

  • Nissan 350Z 2008
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967
  • Dodge Charger R/T 1969
  • Ford F-150 Raptor 2016
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016

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 NOS color, in-game discounts, Rep bonuses, everything the Platinum Car Pack has to offer, and more.

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 2nd with the EA Access and Origin Access Play First Trial. EA Access and Origin Access members receive a 10% discount when they purchase a digital version of Need for Speed Payback. Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition owners will get their three-day early access starting Tuesday, November 7th. Need for Speed Payback will be available worldwide on November 10th for Xbox One, PS4, and Origin for PC.


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