Need for Speed: Heat is the latest iteration in the franchise

Discussion in 'GBAtemp & Scene News' started by Chary, Aug 14, 2019.



    Though it's no longer a yearly series, it's been two years since the release of the previous Need for Speed game, meaning it's time for a new reveal. EA has just announced Need for Speed: Heat, the latest in the arcade-style racing series developed by Ghost. Familiar mainstays such as police chases and a huge open world track return, as you drive around Palm City, a fictional location heavily based on the city of Miami. You'll be able to destroy, customize, and race cars when Need for Speed: Heat launches for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One this November 8th. As usual, Origin Access and EA Access subscribers will get to try the game three days prior to launch.
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  1. gnmmarechal

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    Hopefully this doesn't turn out like the last one.
  2. Jiehfeng

    Jiehfeng Netti Netti

    Aug 15, 2012
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    Alexa play Despacito.

    Probably going to be average/mediocre at best, but I'm always down if it's gonna be a good NFS game like the old ones but with good graphics.
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  3. wiitendo84

    wiitendo84 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 3, 2014
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    This looks like a spiritual successor to nfs underground. I hope so at least
  4. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

    Aug 5, 2007
    Back in the day, EA didn't know about microtransactions. So... yeah... This will ruin the game.
  5. Axido

    Axido GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Feb 12, 2014
    Anything about crash cams and crashes overall or that other stuff that seperated the bullshit entries of the series from the good ones like Most Wanted 2005, Underground and Underground 2?

    I might care about the series again as soon as they get rid of everything that belongs into a Burnout game rather than an NFS game.
    Though, I wouldn't mind another ACTUAL Burnout game.
    Last edited by Axido, Aug 14, 2019
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  6. 1MiinMofo

    1MiinMofo Member

    Jan 29, 2019
    Given the voiceover in the trailer, expect a series of "Escape from ICE" DLC missions.
  7. alexander1970

    alexander1970 GBA Fan

    Nov 8, 2018
    Do you remember the better Need for Speed Days ? :(


    And I think an maybe Underground "clone" or whatever makes it also not better....
    That's really a pity......

    But sure,this new one will also make its successful way.
  8. guisadop

    guisadop GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 22, 2012
    it's not just NFS, guys. arcade/street racing games in general have fallen in both quantity and quality since their golden era in the early/mid 2000s.
    I personally liked Midnight Club 3 more than NFSU2/MW but I had great moments with them all, too bad they'll probably never be so good again.
  9. PityOnU

    PityOnU GBAtemp Maniac

    Jul 5, 2012
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    Kind of interesting that the hero car is a plugin hybrid. Love the overall design, though. Those new Volvo's look great.

    Re: the game, like someone mentioned above, EA keeps shooting themselves in the foot with this series by doing stupid, gimmicky things. It would be nice to see another release like the most recent "Hot Pursuit" title (I think it was the same studio behind that?), but I'm not holding my breath.

    Besides, the Forza Horizon series has become what NFS used to be, and does so infinitely better, IMHO.
  10. the_randomizer

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    I can't wait for EA to screw people over with those lame microtransactions :lol:
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  11. Wolfy

    Wolfy Person That Never Was

    Aug 18, 2015
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    Doesn't look like we'll get to play this on the Switch tho, which sucks cause I was looking forward to playing it at 360p@24hz :(
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  12. Voyambar

    Voyambar Member

    Jul 30, 2019
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    How bad was it? Dont get me wrong I love the NFS series but never played the new titles
  13. wiitendo84

    wiitendo84 GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 3, 2014
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    I still have all of my need for speed games back when they released on playstation 1. Might pull that out and play nfs high stakes. Me and my brothers would race each other for our cars on it. Never lost one.
  14. diggeloid

    diggeloid Advanced Member

    Apr 29, 2019
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    This is the perfect franchise to add a "surprise mechanic". Crashed into a tree and totaled your car? Surprise! That lootbox contained a mechanic who can fix it right up!
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  15. MythicalData

    MythicalData GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    May 11, 2017
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    Love me some racing games (especially street racing). Makes me want to play the greatest racing game ever Midnight Club III/Midnight Club III remix again (after MK DD of course).
    loot box
    tool box
    drop box
    Illuminati confirmed
    Last edited by MythicalData, Aug 15, 2019
  16. Radius4

    Radius4 GBAtemp Fan

    Sep 10, 2015
    loot box + frostbyte engine.
    hard pass
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  17. Pipistrele

    Pipistrele GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 21, 2019
    There were a quite a few cutting edge (for the time) NFS games for much less powerful handhelds, including a proper port of Most Wanted for Vita - so, I think EA could cook something pretty and smooth-running for Switch if they really wanted to.
  18. Kadji

    Kadji GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 16, 2006
    Germany, NRW
    I am sceptical, the series has been a letdown for me after the underground series. Can we go back to nice designed tracks instead of an open World to drive around? Go back to the roots and remember what made the series great in the first place. And I have been with the series since NFS2:SE.

    "No off-road, but an open world will be there" is almost a game killer for me. I prefer closed tracks that are well designed instead of an open world to drive around. Don't get me wrong, open World driving games are great, but it feels like almost every racing game is using an open world these days. I am just oversaturated with open world driving games and would have prefered to go back to the roots of traditional NFS. I am very sceptical of this new entry (open World and NFS have not yet worked nice together), but who knows, maybe it will be as good as Burnout Paradise or the Forza Horizon games.

    Disclaimer: Thats my personal opinion from what we saw in the teaser. Yours might be different and that's totaly fine.
    Last edited by Kadji, Aug 15, 2019
  19. aMp

    aMp Member

    May 17, 2008
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    The last nfs game I played was the one released in 2015 which had terrible handling. I still think underground had the best physics.
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