Last year, the Need for Speed series took some time off to discover itself. Apparently it spent most of the break binging the Fast and Furious films on loop. The similarities to the blockbuster franchise were evident in the first teaser, but the extended gameplay demo is somehow less subtle.
I’m not complaining. Despite its early fascination with full-motion video, the Need for Speed series has struggle to stick a decent story. Fast and the Furious built a name for itself on lovable melodrama, though it’s recently wobbled, overemphasizing CGI-soaked action set pieces. Hopefully Payback can land somewhere in the middle.
Need for Speed Payback is scheduled for release on November 10th on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.