Need for Speed Heat launch trailer promises lots of thrills

Need for Speed Heat
Need for Speed Heat (Image credit: Electronic Arts)

What you need to know

  • Need for Speed Heat is the next game in the popular franchise.
  • It launches on November 8 on Xbox One and other platforms.
  • The title removes Need for Speed Payback's Speed Cards.
  • You can preorder it for $60 through the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

A few months ago, EA accidentally leaked Need for Speed Heat for Xbox One and other platforms. The game is coming out in November, and today, the company released a launch trailer that highlights the gameplay. Let's hope that it offers a 60 frames per second option this time around like Forza Horizon 4.

If you want to preorder the game because you have faith in EA, then you can already do so through the Microsoft Store. The standard edition comes in at $60, but EA Access members can get it for less. There's also a Deluxe Edition with a lot of outfits that will probably be sold through cosmetic microtransactions.

Luckily, the egregious Speed Cards from Need for Speed Payback have been removed. However, it's unclear if this means that the game will feature no microtransactions, or if they'll be limited to cosmetic items. Only time will tell, but we should know more in the coming days when it launches.

Lastly, Xbox One X owners will be happy to know that it runs at 4K resolution on the system.

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6 Comments
  • This is a nope for me
  • Nope for me too. I miss the daytime racing from the Need For Speed Hot Pursuit 2 era.
  • There's daytime racing too, y'know.
  • I didn't know that as all the trailers I've seen have focused on nighttime underground racing. Thank you for letting me know.
  • This game is worth the price. Trust me. Check out the gameplay on YT. Or you can check this review. <a href=https://theanxiousgamer.blog/2019/10/28/need-for-speed-heat-turns-it-up-...
  • I couldn't get use to the drive mechanics of this game franchise. Burnout is still a lot more fun to play IMO.