Need For Speed: Payback is all about ruling the road, as you win street races and try to keep the ever-vigilant police force at bay as they chase after you. And today, we got a better taste of what the game has to offer, thanks to a new trailer that made its debut during the company’s Gamescom presentation earlier today.
In the trailer, you get an idea of just what kind of racing action you’re in for. After competing a street event, you find the cops pretty much coming at you in all directions, forcing your driver to perform all sorts of tricks to avoid getting him and his compatriot caught.
The game looks to definitely have a The Fast and the Furious sort of vibe, with the ability to take part in high-speed chases and partake in many stunts while showing off, as you can see from the trailer, which is above.
On top of that, EA also introduced an exclusive new BMW car that will be included in the game, the BMW M5. It’s not even set to release until early next year, but players will be able to get their hands-on it in Payback, using it for their racing exploits. Just watch the paint job, huh?
“The new BMW M5 is a stunning car,” said Marcus Nilsson, Executive Producer at Ghost Games. “With immense power combined with gorgeous design, our players are going to love getting behind the wheel of the new M5. Whether it’s pulling off intense heist missions, or outrunning cops in epic pursuits or just cruising the open world, this car embodies performance, speed and desire, making it one of the pinnacle rides in Need for Speed Payback.”
“The M5 takes the BMW M-series into new territory, with 441 kW/600 hp, peak torque of 750 Nm (553 lb-ft) and 10.5 l/100 km [26.9 mpg imp] fuel consumption combined/ 241 g/km CO2 emissions combined, which promise supreme propulsive power and formidable performance. The new M xDrive developed by BMW M GmbH is the most engaging all-wheel-drive system yet to grace the high-performance segment and will be on display across various terrains in Need for Speed Payback,” the team noted in the press release.
“The M is not only synonymous for the world’s most powerful letter, but has also become a synonym worldwide for the prototype of the Ultimate Driving Machine. Take a look at the new BMW M5: its power output, torque and acceleration, the M specific all-wheel drive system M xDrive and its stunning design make our all-new toy the perfect feature for Need for Speed,” said Frank van Meel, President BMW M Division. “While the M5 won’t be officially released until next spring, Need for Speed players can drive it first and exclusively in Need for Speed Payback. We at BMW M are really proud of this collaboration.”
“Young, enthusiastic and 100% devoted to their passion: This is not only true for BMW M fans but also for millions of gamers around the globe, who love Need for Speed. BMW is joy and excitement for cars, whether it is in real life or digital,” said Hildegard Wortmann, Senior Vice President Brand BMW. “With this cooperation BMW can reach out to a new audience that is truly digital. Millions of gamers now experience the thrilling new BMW M5, an absolute dream car, even before it actually hits the road. This is a perfect example of a fruitful cooperation in modern marketing with benefits for everyone and a new milestone after the BMW M2’s debut in 2015’s Need for Speed.”