Need For Speed Payback Trailer Reveals Fortune Valley Open-World

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Need for Speed Payback brings street racing to Fortune Valley. EA

EA just shared its latest Need for Speed Payback “Welcome to Fortune Valley” trailer on Tuesday and we get to see the biggest open-world yet in the NFS franchise. We also get to see several gameplay modes we can expect to play when the game arrives. Check out the trailer below:

The glittering neon casinos and hotels before the dry desert backdrop is unmistakably Las Vegas-inspired. Fortune Valley also features other Nevada landmarks, including a space observatory, a canyon with a giant dam, as well as sleepy towns with tumbleweeds and decrepit gas stations.

“The smell of burnt rubber lingers through the city streets, a remnant of the activities that were carried out during the early hours of the morning,” EA described its world in its Payback press release. “But the darkness of night now gives way to the light of day as the city of Silver Rock begins to spark into life as the sun breaks across the entire Fortune Valley region. Head out into Liberty Desert, traverse the mountain roads of Mount Providence or simply park up and admire the sunset from Silver Canyon. Fortune Valley has it all.”

Fans of Need For Speed Underground 2 and Need for Speed (2015) will also be excited to learn some of the popular street racing games modes will return in Payback. First, dominate drag racing at the quarter-mile strip of Boomville. But if you want to sit on the drag racing throne, you’ll have to take down the one and only speed demon who goes by Big Sister and her clan.

For players that enjoy the classic thrill of the chase, the Fortune Valley PD have set up “bait crates” around the area that will trigger police pursuit chases that NFS fans know and love.  

And for something new, Need for Speed Payback introduces a new offroad race mode against a crew called League 73 that bombs the desert dunes near the abandoned airfield. Win these races to show up against Udo and his crew.

Finally, the new Need for Speed Payback trailer also offers a look at buying and modifying vehicles. Scattered across Fortune Valley are dealerships and tune up shops to buy and tune your dream car. But true car enthusiasts know that the perfect cars can only be built, not bought. Derelicts, Need for Speed’s version of Forza’s barn find, are scattered across the map for players to find. Bring it home, restore it, and then go the extra mile to make it into something no one has seen before.

Need for Speed Payback will release Nov. 10 to PC, PS4 and Xbox One. Are you excited about the latest instalment in EA’s arcade racer? Let us know in the comment section below.

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