New Need For Speed ‘Heat’ Is All About Street Racing Rogue Cops

Remember the Need for Speed gaming franchise? It’s a rival to the likes of Forza, Gran Turismo or Assetto Corsa, but only if your goal is to blast down the road in an arcade sort of way, defying the laws of physics as you attempt to escape the law.

This latest installment is no racing simulator either. In fact, Electronic Arts describes NFS Heat as “the ultimate street racer versus cop fantasy,” meaning the focus is on customization and urban battles against a rogue police task force that roams the streets of the fictional Palm City.

Also Read: This Video Brings Need For Speed Into The Real World

“We’re delivering more options than ever before for players to be unique and make themselves known,” said Ghost Games (an EA studio) exec, Riley Cooper. “Our fans have been clear that they want more cars, more customization, and more challenges, and we’re tuning up on every aspect.”

“From your character’s style to your car’s performance and your driving style, we’re fueling everyone’s creativity with this new game.”

Launching the game means entering a new open world where you’ll be able to compete in the Speedhunders Showdown by day, or risk it all by night while taking part in underground races and going up against cops.

If you pre-order the standard edition, you will receive a K.S Edition styled Mitsubishi Evolution X, while going in early on the Deluxe Edition means you get three K.S Edition styled cars (BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, Corvette Grand Sport).

The NFS Heat will be available from November 8 on Xbox One, PS4 and Windows PC.


  • Aeromann

    Good advertisement to Polestar! 👍

  • I loev Ghost game so much! They always put women as the bad guys… BFV and now this..

  • Zandit75

    Looks like they get rid of the off road racing this time round, which is good.
    Hopefully they get rid of the speed card system as well,

  • Bash

    Where can I find the list of all the cars featured in the game?

    • Ben

      I was literally going to type the same thing!

    • Jay

      I don’t think that’s available just yet, I’ve been looking myself, maybe not looking hard enough..

      • Bash

        same here.

  • Mr. EP9

    Another game made by EA I’m giving a hard pass to as that company has proven time and time again they’re not worth my patronage. My guess is micro-transactions and loot boxes are going to be shoved in after launch and you’ll end up dumping your money into them just to get liveries or even after market body parts like bumpers, spoilers, wheels etc….No thanks EA.

    Also, Assetto Corsa is a racing sim whereas Need for Speed is not. NFS cannot be a rival of Assetto Corsa when they aren’t even comparable.

  • Matteo Tommasi

    Let’s see if it can get even worse than the last one (I know, it should be impossible).

  • Vassilis

    F&F has ruined NFS so much

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