The World of Need for Speed Payback
EA has dropped a new trailer for Need for Speed Payback that exhibits the game’s world and those who inhabit it. At over two minutes long we are shown the areas, locations and hot spots that are to be discovered in Fortune Valley along with the crews to be challenged.
Amongst the lowdown on locations and briefings on who players will face as they progress through the game, we are catered to scenes of cars just eating up the miles on the road, customised rides parked up in a car meet, drifters kicking up lots of smoke as they attack canyon turns, drag racers popping wheelies, and the having of some fun with the local law enforcement, it’s all on show here and hints at a game that can be enjoyed by many a NFS player, no matter what their preference.
Racing game fans will no doubt be taking notes of the nods made towards, and the mechanics that have been borrowed from, other games. And this is great, because we as fans are always asking for or wanting developers to take inspiration from their competitors for their own titles. Not just because it was fun to have but in the hope that they may make it even better.
Take for instance how players have to discover the dealers and tuning shops as well as purchase garages to house their collection, this is very much like Test Drive Unlimited (TDU). The ‘Derelicts’ are essentially their own version of the wrecks and barn finds that are found in TDU 2 and the Forza Horizon series of games. And more recently it looks like the crate deliveries found in The Crew, has become a good way of getting some police attention. Considering the base they are starting with, these additions make for a mighty attractive prospect.
All that's required now is to nail the handling and they'll have an even bigger winner than they already look to have.
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There’s more information and details about what and who will be found as well as places of interest to look out for, on the official website for the game.