An open-world playground
As mentioned earlier, Payback is set in Fortune Valley, an open-world playground that lets you race and drift through four distinct regions:
- The mountainous roads in Mount Providence.
- Miles and miles of sand in Liberty Desert.
- The city lights of Silver Rock.
- The dizzying heights of Silver Canyon.
The map is said to be larger than its predecessor. Let’s hope it translates into crazier races and car chases.
Remember the widebody kits and individual body parts from the 2015 reboot? They’re back here, but they go even further. In Payback, you can create your own custom ride, or find, restore, and tinker with abandoned derelicts. Customization and modification extend into what’s under the hood as well.
Here’s a more in-depth look at how far customization goes.
Fans hated the always-online feature in the 2015 reboot, but it seems like developer Ghost Games has been taking notes. Need for Speed Payback will have an offline single-player mode. This also means you’ll be able to pause the game.
Need for Speed Payback is scheduled for release on November 10 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.