Following on from its announcement last week, EA naturally used their Live @ EA Play conference to give us a look at Need for Speed Payback in action. Where it was a cinematic trailer before, now it’s time to check out some gameplay.
Payback seems to take a little bit more than a little bit of inspiration from Fast and Furious, with blockbusting action in addition to the classic racing just to be first, customisation and other staples of the series.
In the above example, it was all about stealing the latest Koenigsegg, first taking out a trailer’s escort of House enforcers, before trying to get to the truck and steal its precious cargo.
The game hops back and forth between three characters – Tyler, Jess and Mac – but they’re all rendered in engine this time around, as opposed to having the live action elements of the last Need for Speed game.
One other element mentioned was finding wrecked scrap cars, fixing them to stock, and then tuning them way beyond to be supercars. I rather want a supercharged classic Beetle, I’ll be honest.