Need for Speed: Heat announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

"Ultimate street racer-versus-cop fantasy" due out on November 8.

Need for Speed: Heat

Publisher Electronic Arts and developer Ghost Games have announced Need for Speed: Heat, the “ultimate street racer-versus-cop fantasy,” for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. It will launch on November 8. EA Access and Origin Access Basic members can play up to 10 hours of the game early on November 5 as part of the Play First Trial, while Origin Access Premier members will gain full early access.

Pre-orders for the standard edition will include a K.S. Edition-styled Mitsubishi Evolution X in-game vehicle. Pre-orders for the Deluxe Edition adds three K.S. Edition-styled cars (BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, and Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport), access to exclusive deluxe edition character clothing, and increased earnings of in-game currencies Bank and Rep. Pre-orders placed from Need for Speed: Payback in-game will receive a 10 percent discount as a loyalty reward.

Here is an overview of the game, via Electronic Arts:

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 customize 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.

Update 10:25 a.m.: Electronic Arts will premiere the first gameplay footage of the Need for Speed: Heat at Gamescom 2019: Opening Night Live on August 19 at 11:00 a.m. PT / 2:00 p.m. ET, host Geoff Keighley announced.

Watch the announcement trailer below. View a set of screenshots at the gallery. Visit the official website here.

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