The Need for Speed Heat gameplay trailer was released last night on the opening night of Gamescom 2019. While the cinematic trailer released last week was certainly exciting to watch, we didn’t know much about the actual gameplay and mechanics of the latest installment in Need for Speed Racing Game series. With the launch of the new trailer, EA Games has given us a very clear idea of everything that is going to be available in the fictional open world of Palm City.
As seen in the gameplay trailer, the race in Need for Speed Heat will take place in Palm City, giving you an urban landscape. Users will be able to free-roam across the city to receive rewards and collect.
During the day, players will be able to participate in the Speedhunters Showdown, which are basically valid and accepted races. These races will bring in prizes in the form of banks, with which you will be able to customize your ride and use them at night.
Speaking of the night, when the sun goes down, players will then be able to participate in illegal races that will apparently rake in more prizes, such as high-end parts unique to your car. Obviously, with more rewards, you will gain more reputation and your heat level will also increase. And when your heat level rises significantly, a special rogue task force will be deployed there to hunt you down. This is why when you need to quickly find a hideout or else you will lose every reward that you have received along the way.
Additionally, players will be able to tune their cars in the garage to their liking. These tuning will include changing the color of your ride, changing the exhaust system, and first time users swap engines to elevate any car in the game to its highest rating. You can see the full list of cars playable in Need for speed heat here.
Finally, with the help of a companion app called Need for Speed Heat Studio, which will be available for download on both Android and iOS, users will be able to customize their favorite ride before launch day. Pre-orders for Speed Heat are live for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. The official release date has been set for November 8, 2019. The game is developed by Ghost Games.