At E3 2017, EA showed the world a glimpse of Need For Speed Payback’s cinematic story mode and we saw a game clearly channeling the edge-of-your-seat excitement of popular action films like The Fast and The Furious. Today, we’re given a look out how players will craft their one-of-a-kind cars with the official customization trailer.
Rav 'The Alchemist' Chaudhry, one of the game’s characters, narrates the trailer and tells us we’ll have to “master our inner mechanic to take full advantage of Payback’s offerings." Deep customization has been a staple of Need for Speed’s modern titles ever since Need For Speed Underground in 2003. Occasional entries have shied away from this aspect of gameplay, but Payback seems to dive into the deep end once again.
All individual car parts can be modified and include real life aftermarket car products like the Japanese made Rocket Bunny body kits and Voltex racing wings. The performance parts themselves can be earned by either choosing a random reward after completing events (the better you place in the race, the better the gear) or heading to one of the game’s tuning shops for upgrades.
The trailer also shows us a feature teased at E3 with classic car restoration. Vehicles like the Chevy C10 and the Nissan Fairlady 240z can be found in the open world, but they’ll be inoperable until you obtain the parts needed to restore them. This aspect of gameplay should serve well as a way to keep players engaged with the open world beyond just racing from point A to point B, as they’ll have to keep their eyes peeled for the rare addition to their garages.
Need For Speed: Payback comes to Xbox One, PS4, and Steam on November 10th, 2017.