Need For Speed Heat has been announced as the next game in the massively popular racing franchise, with the game’s first trailer drifting onto the web today.
“We’re delivering more options than ever before for players to be unique and make themselves known,” promises creative director Riley Cooper from Ghost Games.
Cooper continues: “Our fans have been clear that they want more cars, more customisation, and more challenges, and we’re tuning up on every aspect. From your character’s style to your car’s performance and your driving style, we’re fuelling everyone’s creativity with this new game.”
Here’s the first Need For Speed Heat trailer…
And here’s the Need For Speed Heat box art…
This is the official synopsis for the game: “Need for Speed Heat sends fans to Palm City, a brand-new open world where street racers have gathered to make their names known. By day, players compete in the Speedhunters Showdown, a sanctioned competition where they earn Bank to customise and upgrade their garage of high-performance cars. At night, players risk it all to build their Rep in underground races where a rogue police task force roams the streets, ready to take racers down and swipe all their earnings. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where a player can roll deep with their crew, build their garage full of hot cars, and make the city their nonstop playground.”
The Need For Speed Heat release date has been set for 8 November, with the game set to launch on PS4, Xbox One and PC. You’ll be able to play 10 hours of the game early with the Play First Trial, on 5 November, if you have EA Access or Origin Access Basic. Or if you have Origin Access Premier, you’ll be able to access the full game early on PC.
To see what the competition looks like, check out our list of the best racing games on PS4.