EA and Ghost Games are working on the next iteration in the Need for Speed franchise. 2015’s installment was the last one to launch, and since then, the series has been quite. Today, the duo are announcing Need for Speed Payback, a new open-world, action driving game set to debut later this year.

EA is confirming Need for Speed Payback will launch on Nov. 10 for PS4, Xbox One and PC. The game takes place in Fortune Valley where players will drive as three different characters. This trio is after vengeance against the cartel, The House. This organization has control over the city’s casinos, criminals and cops.

The three characters are Tyler, the Racer; Mac, the Showman; and Jess, the Wheelman. Gamers will work to earn the respect of the underground as they personalize and enhances their ride. Thanks to the “deepest customization” in the series, gamers can work to craft unique rides. Players will be able to bet on their own performance, “where they can either multiply their winnings or risk losing” everything.

“This explosive adventure is filled with intense heist missions, high stakes car battles, epic cop pursuits and jaw dropping set pieces. It’s blockbuster gameplay never before seen from the series, fueled by a gripping story of betrayal and revenge. With Need for Speed Payback, it’s no longer just about being the first to cross the finish line or racing to prove to be the best, it’s about building the perfect ride, getting behind the wheel and playing out an action driving fantasy,” EA wrote.

Gamers who decide to pre-order Need for Speed Payback will receive the Platinum Car Pack. This will grant them access to five iconic cars, each that has an exclusive Platinum Blue Tire Smoke. The five vehicles include the Nissan 350Z 2008, Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967, Dodge Charger R/T 1969, Ford F-150 Raptor 2016 and Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016. Marcus Nilsson, who is an executive producer, spoke about today’s reveal.

“Need for Speed returns this year to challenge what players expect from racing games. We’re still delivering everything our fans love about the franchise – the deepest customization, an impressive roster of cars, intense races and open world pursuits – but with Need for Speed Payback, we’re bringing together all those elements in an all new blockbuster driving experience. From the story, to the different characters you can drive as, to the varied missions, to the edge-of-your-seat moments, this is our vision for what action driving entertainment means today,” Nilsson said.

If you pick up the Need for Speed Payback Deluxe Edition, you’ll earn three days of early access to the game. Additionally, you’ll gain the Deluxe Edition license plate, NOS color, in-game discounts, Rep bonuses and everything in the Platinum Car Pack.

EA and Origin Access will grant gamers up to 10 hours of playtime beginning on Nov. 2. Deluxe Edition players can start their early access period on Nov. 7. EA’s Need for Speed Payback will launch this coming Nov. 10. The game will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on Need for Speed.

One of the many cars you’ll race in Need for Speed Payback (Courtesy of EA).

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