Newly Announced Need For Speed Has Some Serious Vice City Vibes

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Need For Speed Heat was just announced as the newest entry in the long-running series. A stylish trailer showed off elements we’ve come to expect from these games, like police chases and car customization. It also showed off a Florida setting and some neon aesthetics. Good news for folks who both need speed and feel nostalgic for Grand Theft Auto: Vice City.

The fresh and fast racing game will release on November 5 on Origin Access Premier/Play First Trial and November 8 for the rest of the world. Players will race through Palm City and compete in a street race series called the Speedhunters Showdown in an attempt to earn money and build a reputation as, and these are my words, One Fast Hombre.


The last Need for Speed was 2017s Need for Speed Payback, which drew criticism for its microtransactions. In a press release, Riley Cooper, Creative Director at Ghost Games stated that “fans have been clear that they want more cars, more customization, and more challenges, and we’re tuning up on every aspect.” Hopefully that will mean earning cool parts through races. Also, I hope it means I can put sick spoilers of all my cars.

Former Senior Writer and Critic at Kotaku.



This just makes me want a next gen Midnight Club.