Need for Speed Heat the first EA game to get crossplay on Tuesday 9th June. If you’re still on the fence about Need for Speed Heat, a new gameplay video has arrived on the scene, courtesy of PlayStation Underground. This new footage shows off the first half an hour of the game, in which parts of the story are set up, and you engage in a handful of races. We’re not sure if this is a good or a bad thing, but the cheesy dialogue you might expect is present and correct.
Need For Speed: Heat is the next instalment in Ghost Games’ reliably edgy racing series, and the video above marks the first serving of proper, uninterrupted gameplay footage. The video is courtesy of IGN, and it shows the game in 4K, with servings of both day and night racing.
As is customary nowadays, publisher Electronic Arts has preempted questions about loot boxes: the game won’t have any, and won’t ever have any, apparently. Though it will eventually get a “time-saving pack”.
Need for Speed Heat the first EA title to offer the feature. Once you’ve installed the update, you can opt-in to race players across PC via Origin and Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This is the final update for Need for Speed Heat, EA signalled.
Meanwhile, EA has announced the next Need for Speed game is in the works at Guildford studio Criterion. Back in February 2020, EA told GamesIndustry.biz that Need for Speed Heat developer Ghost Games was set to become EA Gothenburg once more as it transforms into an engineering hub to assist with EA’s wider portfolio.
At the time, EA said it was hoping to transfer many of its staff from Ghost Games to Criterion, although 30 roles were at risk.
Since the launch of Need for Speed Heat and as players continue to tear it up in Palm City, we’re listening to what you love about this experience, and what you all believe could be even better. With these insights, we have a terrific foundation to create the most expressive, most socially connected, action-packed game yet for Need for Speed fans and beyond.
The game will present an open world system within the town of Palm City , which will allow you to interact with other online players. As a recurring feature of the famous series, the aesthetic customization of our cars, as well as technical, will also play a central role in Need for Speed . Recall, for those interested in purchasing the game in digital delivery, that Need for Speed Heat will have a weight of about 24 GB.
Need for Speed Heat joins EA Access and Origin Access Basic Vault on 16th June. It launched on Steam last week.