UPDATE: Need for Speed Heat has been given a November 8 release date by Electronic Arts.
The debut trailer – which features some brief gameplay snippets – can be seen below. A second trailer will be revealed at next week’s Gamescom event in Germany.
NFS Heat is described by Electronic Arts as “the ultimate street racer versus cop fantasy” and takes place in the fictional location of Palm City.
“The game deepens and expands everything Need for Speed fans love – expressive customisation, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative that pulls you into the game,” reads an EA statement.
“Need for Speed Heat sends fans to Palm City, a brand-new open world where street racers have gathered to make their names known.
“By day, players compete in the Speedhunters Showdown, a sanctioned competition where they earn Bank to customise and upgrade their garage of high-performance cars.
“At night, players risk it all to build their Rep in underground races where a rogue police task force roams the streets, ready to take racers down and swipe all their earnings.”
ORIGINAL: Need for Speed Heat is about to be revealed by Electronic Arts.
The new Need for Speed game will be officially unveiled with a gameplay trailer at 2pm UK time.
That’s according to a countdown clock over on the Need for Speed website, which will hit zero at 2pm BST.
The trailer will be broadcast live on YouTube, although you can watch it by clicking play on the video embed below.
Needless to say, Need for Speed leaks have already given fans an early taste of what to expect.
The game will reportedly be known as Need for Speed Heat, and will have a neon 80s theme.
According to a post on Reddit, Need for Speed Heat will be developed by Ghost Games.
Ghost Games is responsible for the highly rated Need for Speed Rivals back in 2013.
The studio also worked on the Need for Speed reboot in 2015, before releasing Need for Speed Payback in 2017.
Neither game captured the imagination, leading to speculation that the franchise had been ditched.
But it looks like Ghost Games is back for Need for Speed Heat, which is likely to launch in 2020.
The full release date should be revealed during today’s trailer premiere at 2pm UK time.
If you have a need, a need for speed, then you can check out some of the previous games by joining EA Access on PS4 and Xbox One.
The aforementioned Need for Speed, Need for Speed Rivals and Need for Speed Payback are all included in the EA Access membership.
You can subscribe for £3.99 a month, or just £19.99 for the entire year.
EA Access also includes games such as FIFA 19, Mass Effect Andromeda, Battlefield 5, Fe and lots more.