After a number of leaks, rumors and much speculation, as well as being referred to while not formally announced by EA, now they have formally revealed Need for Speed Heat. Developed by Ghost Games, Need for Speed Heat releases this November on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

What is Need for Speed Heat?

Need for Speed Heat emphasizes street racing that you take on the city’s elite racers at night and hustle during the day. You won’t just be up against other racers, however – the city’s rogue police force is also out to shut down your fun and stop you from joining the street racing elite. During the day you race in the Palm City Speedhunter Showdown, an official and sanctioned competition where you earn the money to customize and upgrade your cool cars. At night, illicit street races are available and you build your reputation in them as you drive through the city at a breakneck pace, gaining access to bigger races and better parts with your reputation.

How many Players in a Game of Need for Speed Heat?

Need for Speed Heat doesn’t have split-screen multiplayer, but can be played online with other players. This requires PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live on their respective versions, although they come with a different number of players. PlayStation 4 players can have up to 16 Players in their online games, while Xbox One players can have up to 12 in theirs. There is no mention of the players on PC right now.

When does Need for Speed Heat Release?

Need for Speed Heat releases on November 8th officially for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. However, those with Origin Access Premier or making use of a Play First Trial will be able to take the game out for a drive starting on November 5th. Those who pre-order will get a K.S edition Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X Starter Car that will be available from the start.

Players can also pre-order a special deluxe edition of Need for Speed Heat. The deluxe edition comes with some special goodies for those who purchase it. Here’s a quick look at what is in the deluxe edition:

  • 3 Additional K.S Edition Cars
    • K.S Edition BMW i8 Coupe – unlocks at Rep Level 10
    • K.S Edition Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe – unlocks at Rep Level 14
    • K.S Edition Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport – unlocks at Rep Level 18
  • 4 Character Outfits – all swappable and for both male and female avatars
  • Rep Boost – increasing REP rewards by 5%
  • Bank Boost – Increasing BANK rewards by 5%


Don Parsons

News Editor

I've been a gamer for years of various types starting with the Sega Genesis and Shining Force when I was young. If I'm not playing video games, I'm often roleplaying, reading, writing, or pondering things brought up by speculative fiction.



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