Need for Speed Payback Customization Trailer Reveals Derelict Builds

Payback Promises a “deep and robust” car customization editor
  • Playstation 4
  • Windows
  • Xbox One
  • Racing

Following the successful franchise revamp in Need for Speed (2015), EA and Ghost Games are back at it again with Need for Speed: Payback , arriving Nov. 7. A new Payback trailer dropped on Wednesday morning, sharing details regarding what EA says is the most-requested feature of the game, a "deep and robust" car customization tool.

As far as we can tell, the fundamental mechanics of customization in NFS is relatively unchanged. Under the hood, players can upgrade engine head, block, ECU, turbo, exhaust and transmission. Gameplay reveals nitrous oxide offerings are also available.

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Need for Speed Payback Customization trailer shares new features for derelict builds that allow players to turn a rusty piece of scrap into a drag strip beast. Photo: EA Sports

Exterior-wise, the trailer teases some mods available on the Nissan 350Z, including parts from real-life aftermarket brands such as NISMO, Rocket Bunny and Voltex Racing. If you've played the NFS 2015 title, then you might have been one of the many that cried foul on the omission of the 350Z from its deep car roster. Apparently, EA and Ghost listened to our complaints and we're definitely glad to see the 350Z return. Beyond that, however, the choice of exterior modifications for the Z look pretty standard, hardly stuff  I'd describe "deep and robust."

But wait, apparently there's more. The Datsun 240Z from the beginning of the trailer boasts an enormous supercharger peeking out the hood and a low drag spoiler mounted to its rear. Perhaps this hints toward race discipline-specific mods for your build. And unlike NFS 2015, the new Payback appears to embrace drag racing from the get-go.

Off-road will be another available driving mode and Payback offers some rad truck modifications for its VW off-road Buggy as well, including larger tires, beefier axles, suspension that offers longer travel, bash bars, flood lights and more.

For the car enthusiasts with an old soul, Need for Speed Payback takes a page out of the barn finds from Forza Horizon 3 with its line of derelicts. Players will be encouraged to discover a weathered classic vehicle, build it from scrap and transform it into a one-of-a-kind monster on the road.

Finally, Need for Speed Payback will offer more ways to earn performance parts. For completing challenges or winning races, players will get to select a mystery Speed Card for a chance to win goodies like a transmission upgrade and more. As the trailer explains, the higher your standing, the more you'll get.

Need for Speed: Payback arrives Nov. 7 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Players that pre-order Payback will also receive a Platinum Car Pack , which include five "uniquely customized and tuned iconic cars" with Platinum Blue Underglow and Tire Smoke Vanity Items. The vehicles include the 2008 Nissan 350Z , 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS , 1969 Dodge Charger R/T , 2016 Ford F-150 Raptor and 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport .

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