We got a first look today at the next Need For Speed game, which looks to take things down to sunnier weather. Need For Speed Heat launches November 8, though you can play from November 5 if you're an Origin Access or EA Access member.
Heat looks to take the series down to Miami, and puts you back on the wrong side of the law once more as an illicit street racer. "Survival of the fastest" and avoiding the police while winning races looks to be the order of the day, as you dart through streets and around traffic to be the fastest on the block.
In a blog post on the NFS subreddit, developer Ghost Games broke down the dichotomy of Heat. By day, you compete in legit races in the Speedhunter Showdown; by night, your tear up the streets in races to earn reputation, while avoiding the cops. The law, led by Lt. Mercer, aims to hunt down your pack of street rats.
"Once the city descends into darkness, the rulebook changes and you’re not the only ones breaking the rules," Ghost Games writes. "As the sun goes down, a rogue task force comes out to play. This task force, led by the ever so charming Lt. Mercer, will need no excuse to hunt you, and your car down."
This is the first glimpse we've had at the new Need For Speed since it got announced by way of it skipping EA Play 2019. We haven't heard much since, despite Electronic Arts asserting it was still on the way. It looks like we'll see more at Gamescom, as Need For Speed is set to debut a gameplay trailer at the convention, according to a countdown clock on the site. We'll keep an eye out for any new info on what's next for Need For Speed.