Need For Speed Payback pays homage to the Fast & Furious movies

EA Games will launch the latest installment of the Need for Speed gaming franchise, called Payback, this year. Slated for release on November 10th 2017 for the Xbox One, Playstation 4 and PC via Origin, EA seems to have gone back to its roots with this new game. Unlike the recent crop of NFS releases, which focused more on professional competitions, Payback’s storyline is reminiscent of the good ol’ days of virtual illegal street racing.

The game’s story surrounds the (player) and his crew who are out to seek vengeance against a nefarious cartel known as The House, that rules the city’s casinos, criminals and cops. The trailer portrays action packed gameplay that is similar to what you would expect from a Fast & Furious movie. Highly tuned sports cars racing down public roads with the cops in tow, cars careening off roads during high speed racing sequences in spectacular cinematic CGI fashion and a myriad of explosions – it’s a recipe for a every intriguing game.

According to the EA website, Need For Speed Payback will feature a storyline where players will be able to choose between three different protagonists who are united with a common goal, high-takes competition racing, five different car classes (Race, Drift, Off-Road and Runner) and collect, win or buy after-market parts and house them in garage along with your vehicles. A major departure from the NFS games of past is the ability to find abandoned vehicles that have been scattered throughout the game and restore them from the ground up to create your perfect cars.

It combines some of the best features from other popular NFS games into what maybe the best NFS yet. Based on the trailer at least, that seems to be the case, but we would prefer to reserve judgement till we get our hands on the actual game – remember NFS 2016?