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Old 08-15-2019, 05:39 PM   #1
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Need for Speed: Heat Coming To PS4, Xbox One, PC On November 8, no loot boxes!

What about the always-online requirement? That was really annoying.

Need for Speed: Heat Is The Next New Entry Coming To PS4, Xbox One, PC On November 8

Electronic Arts revealed Need for Speed: Heat as the next new Need for Speed game, headed to PS4, Xbox One, and PC as the ultimate street racer-versus-cop fantasy by developer Ghost Games.

Check out the reveal trailer below:

Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed™ Heat, a thrilling race experience that pits you against a city’s rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing’s elite.

Here are more details from EA:

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.

Need for Speed Heat releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on November 8, 2019. It’ll arrive a little earlier via EA Access and Origin Access Basic on November 5, but players will be limited to 10 hours of gameplay time.

Need for Speed Heat won't feature loot boxes


It looks like Need for Speed Heat, EA's upcoming sequel in the long-running racing series, will be ditching loot boxes. After announcing the game yesterday, EA community manager Ben Walke held a Q&A on the Need for Speed subreddit to answer some fan questions about the latest entry. In a rundown of the game's features, it was specifically pointed out that Heat will not have any "surprise mechanics" in it.

"Coming into the reveal one of the things we agreed we would detail is the monetization options, no loot boxes, car packs, etc. No scapegoat here," Walke stated. EA is looking to go with a more traditional DLC route of concrete packs. "We plan to have post-launch paid-DLC in the form of car packs," Walke detailed. "Later this year we'll introduce a time-save pack, which will show all collectibles on the map."

Considering the biggest fault with 2017's Need for Speed Payback was its awful randomized loot drops, this sounds like a step in the right direction. I certainly like the art style that Heat is going for and it's not like Ghost Games can't make a decent NFS. I'm hopeful we'll see something good come this November.
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