Gamescom 2019: Need For Speed: Heat Gameplay Trailer Released

Featuring two very different modes under day and night cycles.
EA has released a first look for the gameplay of the upcoming Need for Speed: Heat.
EA has released a first look for the gameplay of the upcoming Need for Speed: Heat. Electronic Arts

Gamescom is happening throughout the week, and as such gamers can expect a ton of new announcements surrounding highly anticipated titles, as well as new releases from publishers and developers. Nothing beats the excitement surrounding fresh news on upcoming titles, and these are at the center of the five-day major gaming event at the Koelmnesse in Germany. Be sure to stay tuned with us the whole week as we bring you the latest from Gamescom 2019 in the form of the latest trailers, announcements, news and other information drops on all the newest games hitting the market.

Following its official reveal a few days ago, Electronic Arts and developer Ghost Games finally showed off the first gameplay footage for their next big racing title, Need for Speed: Heat during the Gamescom 2019 Opening Night Live presentation. The footage showed off some very "surprising mechanics" (heh) included in the game, as well as what we can expect in terms of customization for your cars, which seems to be the aspect most people want to know about. Check out the trailer below.

Gameplay-wise, Need for Speed: Heat seems to be getting much of its chops from 2015’s Payback, albeit only centered on street racing this time around. The aesthetics and overall art direction look good, with the many sports, super, and hyper cars looking at their absolute best. As for the races themselves, you can compete in sanctioned and legal races during the day to earn money, which you can use to tweak your car’s performance and customization. Cops will be present as well, but they will be more lenient when it comes to your many violations.

Come nightfall, however, you’ll find that you can now participate in illegal street races. Here you can build up your reputation, which will also raise up your Heat. This in turn draws more cop attention, and at night the law is suddenly relentless and will most probably end up totaling your car just to stop you.

Need for Speed: Heat will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on November 8.

Be sure to stick around for more news on the latest happenings at Gamescom all throughout the week.

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