After a rough outing and a long break, there is a 2017 Need for Speed game coming that is part Fast and Furious and part open world customizable racer. Need for Speed Payback is a brand new game where you’ll find a story mode, cops, and tons of cool cars. This is what you need to know about the Need for Speed Payback release date, features and other important details.
Arriving this fall, we know a lot about the Need for Speed Payback cars, gameplay and the customization that you will be able to perform in your virtual garage. This fall is a busy one for racing games with Forza 7 and Grand Turismo Sport arriving, but fans of arcade racing have a home with Need for Speed Payback. Oh, and yes. There are cops in Need for Speed Payback and you will need to outrun them.
Need for Speed Payback Release Date
The Need for Speed Payback release date is November 7, 2017, on PC, PS4 and Xbox One. There is no version for older consoles or for the Nintendo Switch. You will be able to play early with the Deluxe Edition that delivers access on November 4th and you can play earlier if you have EA Access.
The early access with a premium version is not exclusive to Need for Speed Payback, as EA is offering a similar option for almost all new titles this fall.
Need for Speed Payback Editions
There are two versions of Need for Speed Payback available, and you can pay for special in game items and discounts on buying in game items. If you think you will get fully invested in this game, it may be worth your money to buy the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition for $79.99, since you get more than just three days of early access. Here’s what you get with the Deluxe Edition of Need for Speed 2017.
- 3 Days of Early Access
- Story Mission Pack
- Exclusive NOS ColorExclusive License Plate
- Exclusive Leaderboard Icon
- 5 Shipments
- 5% Rep Bonus
- 10% Discount on In-Game Content Using Earned In-Game Currency
No matter which version you buy, you get the standard game and a Platinum Car Pack with exclusive Platinum Blue Underglow. The basic version of the game is $59.99.
Need for Speed Payback Cars
There are five car classes in Need for Speed Payback. Each class has a purpose and you will be able to use them to beat certain challenges when another car just won’t do. Here are the classes of cars you will rely on;
- Race – High-speed action, foot to the floor
- Drift – The cornering specialist, great at putting it sideways
- Off-Road – Go beyond the tarmac for an all-terrain adventure
- Drag – The straight line wheelie pulling monster
- Runner – Get the job done, no questions asked
You’ll be able to tune your car on the fly to dial in the right performance. There are also parts that add perks, allowing you to upgrade your car not only for performance but for purpose as well. You can upgrade the following six categories of parts; Block, Head, Turbo, Exhaust, ECU, Transmission.
When you find abandoned parts throughout the world, you can collect them to make stock car and then go the next step to a super build.
Need for Speed Payback Gameplay
Here you can watch a good amount of Need for Speed Payback gameplay. This first video shows you a look at the start of the game with your introduction to other characters and the plot.
Next up, you can see some of the customization that you can do to cars in the game. In addition to standard customizations you can create beastly upgrades from cars you find in the game.
Many players who experienced the game at EA Play in June shared impressive customization videos like the ones below with Max Camber and offer a look at the Need for Speed Payback cars like the BMW M4 GTS.
Finally, we wrap up with a customized Nissan 350Z in Need for Speed Payback. This game definitely looks like it is going to deliver the customization options that we’ve loved in previous Need for Speed games.
Need for Speed Payback Deals
There are a few Need for Speed Payback deals available already if you pre-order the game. Best Buy offers 20% off games to members of Gamers Club Unlocked, which is $30 for two years of membership. So far Amazon only sells the digital versions of these and many other EA games so you cannot save 20% off with Amazon Prime.
If you have EA Access on the Xbox One, you can play Need for Speed Payback early and also save 10% on the game when you buy it digitally.
We expect to see some other deals soon after the release date, especially with Black Friday coming two weeks later. Hopefully, Amazon will stock the physical version of the game by the release date.