EA reacted to the feedback regarding microtranscations and progression in Need for Speed Payback. Already Star Wars Battlefront 2 faced much criticism of requiring the player to unlock several items in the game, so EA developer Ghost Games introduced serveral optimizations to NFS Payback. Some of them are already online by server-side changes, the further modifications should be included in an upcoming patch. This includes decreasing the time it takes for new parts to appear in Tune-Up shops, down from 30mins to 10mins, as well as increasing rewards like amount of REP and amount of Bank.
The changes in detail:
The Changes – Already Live
Decreased the time it takes for new parts to appear in Tune-Up shops, down from 30mins to 10mins.
Increased the amount of REP awarded by taking part in events.
Increased the amount of Bank awarded by taking part in events.
Bait crates now reward increased REP.
Bait crates now reward increased Bank.
Competing against a Roaming Racer will reward you with increased REP.
Competing against a Roaming Racer will reward you with increased Bank.
Increased rate in which parts are rewarded within Ranked Speedlists.
Air Suspension will now appear more frequently.
Slightly increased REP and Bank for finishing an event outside of first place.
The Changes – Coming in a Patch
Tune-up shops now stock higher quality parts.
Improved quality of cards from targeted rolls in the Tune-up Shops.
Increased the level on parts awarded from winning events.
As in previous Need for Speed Spielen games the soundtrack was always a key element to the gameplay experience and so will Need for Speed Payback provide a great variety of songs to accompany you in the game. EA announced the following Soundtracks for the game:
In the garage you can build your ride with tunes from Spoon, Duckwrth, Bonobo, Rae Sremmurd and SOHN. During the race you'll hear Queens of the Stone Age and Nothing but Thieves, along with an all-new song from Warbly Jets.
The drift events are more in the hip-hop direction with Run the Jewels feat. Trina, Stormzy, Lethal Bizzle feat. Skepta, A$AP Ferg feat. Meek Mill and Action Bronson, as well as an unreleased track from Tom Morello feat. Leikeli47.
In freeroam you can explore the world with The Amazons, X Ambassadors, Local Natives, and an exclusive unreleased track by Skepta & Goldie.
You can listen to the soundtrack already here on the spotify playlist:
The complete soundtrack in Need for Speed Payback is the following:
A$AP Ferg: Trap and a Dream feat. Meek Mill
Action Bronson: The Choreographer
Barns Courtney: Kicks
Bite the Buffalo: Enemies
Chase & Status and Blossoms: This Moment
DJ Shadow & Nas: Systematic
Flowdan: Original Ragamuffin feat. Wiley
Formation: Buy and Sell
Goodbye June: Liberty Mother
Gorillaz: Ascension feat. Vince Staples
Haikaiss: Raplord feat. Jonas Bento
Ho99o9: City Rejects
Jacob Banks: Unholy War
Jaden Smith: Watch Me
K.Flay: Black Wave
Kano: 3 Wheel-Ups feat. Wiley and Giggs
Kontra K: Power
Lethal Bizzle: I Win feat. Skepta
Lil’ Kleine: Kleine Jongen
Local Natives: Dark Days (Sofi Tukker Remix)
Mondo Cozmo: 11 Acre
Nothing but Thieves: I Was Just A Kid
Ohana Bam: Rebels
Otherkin: Bad Advice
Queens of the Stone Age: The Way You Used To Do
Rae Sremmurd: Perplexing Pegasus
RAT BOY: BOILING POINT
Royal Blood: Lights Out
Run the Jewels: Panther like a Panther (Miracle Mix) feat. Trina
The first gameplay trailer of Need for Speed Payback was released and shows action packed scenes from the game. The crew (Tyler, Jess and Mac) have to pursuit a truck to get their hands on a special car, which of course isn't that easy:
Need for Speed Payback hits the stores on November 2017 for PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Now it's official: Need for Speed Payback will be the name of the new Need for Speed this year and it will be released on November 10th, 2017!
EA also released the first trailer of the game:
In the game you will play three distinct characters united by one common goal: revenge!
You will get action-packed pursuits with the police, races and plenty tuning possibilities to fine-tune your performance through each of the five distinct car classes (Race, Drift, Off-Road, Drag, and Runner).
You can find more details on the official Need for Speed website:
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