Get ready to turn up the heat, street racers! Get your engines revving, because Need for Speed Heat, the latest game in the long-running racing series, is hitting the streets in November 8 on Xbox One. It’s the ultimate street-racer-versus-cop fantasy and adds an adrenaline-fueled extra gear onto everything Need for Speed fans love: expressive customization, authentic urban car culture, and an immersive narrative that pulls you into the game.
Welcome to Palm City
Need for Speed Heat takes place in Palm City, a brand-new open world and street racer’s dream whose cool metropolitan landscape of varied districts is just waiting for exploration. In the daytime, the sun shines and the city is happy to host the Speedhunters Showdown. These sanctioned events draw the world’s top drivers and are the perfect place for you to shift into high gear, show off your skills and take part in high-stakes race, drift, and off-road events. But at night the intensity jumps to another level.
When the sun goes down, Palm City turns the corner and transforms into an illicit street racing neon playground, a place where the rules are put to the side and the danger takes center stage. Risk it all in no-holds-barred races and pick up the best rewards at night. It’s where the stakes are raised, legends are made and where the line of the law fades with the setting sun.
The Cops are Waiting
When the sun’s out, the cops in Palm City play by the rules following the laws of the land. But at night, everything changes as corrupt cops are always looking for you to take you down, take your ride, take what you’ve won, and take your freedom. The road, the risks, and the rides are endless in this street racer – and so is the no-holds-barred battle with the nighttime predatory Palm City PD.
Your Cars, Your Way
After a hard night of hot races and cold cops, you’ll want to head back to your very own garage. It’s a place of safety, where you can recuperate and celebrate the wins – and losses – with your crew. But that’s just the start because your garage is also where you keep and customize your cars.
Need for Speed Heat features an amazing list of the world’s top-performing cars. And almost every car can be customized to your personal style. The game has more options for setting up your car exactly how you want it than ever before. Dialing in for drift events? Looking for straight street speed? The right wheels to take around tight curves? It’s all available for you.
You can tweak individual car performance and look to match your own driving preference, whatever your style. Drive the cars you’ve dreamed of, all the way down to the exhaust sound. It doesn’t stop there. Customize your own personal avatar and your garage. And, for the first time in a Need for Speed game, you can swap engines to boost nearly every car in the game to the highest rating.
Freedom is fast. Chase the line, risk everything, burn all limits.
Need for Speed Heat launches November 8 for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store. Early Access begins on November 5 for EA Access members.