Need for Speed Heat Officially Revealed, Launches This November

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After months of speculation, Need for Speed Heat is official and launches later this year on November 8th 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC!

You can check out the reveal trailer below:

Set in the fictional locale of Palm City, players will be competing in both the legal and illegal sides of the law – taking on the Speedhunter Showdown - a series of race, drift and off-road events – and building up bank during the day, then risking it all to build up reputation in Palm City’s underground street scene during the night.

Cops play a larger role than ever in Need for Speed Heat, with various levels of aggression based on the time of day. Encounter the Palm City PD during the day and they’ll be a far more neutral threat, but take them on during the night, and you’ll wish you stayed at home.

Once the sun sets on Palm City, the rules change, and a Rogue Task Force comes out to play. Led by Lt. Mercer, this task force needs no excuse to hunt you during the night and will stop at nothing to bring you down and take your car.


Need for Speed Heat lets you decide between Day and Night. Visit the garage and you’ll be given the option to head out at night to compete in underground street races and go up against the law, or head out during the day and compete in legal events in the Speedhunter Showdown.

It wouldn’t be a Need for Speed without fast cars, and the trailer showcases plenty of them. The Volvo Polestar 1 makes a prominent display throughout the trailer, as well as a Mitsubishi Evo X, Mercedes C63 AMG, Lamborghini Countach, BMW i8, and even a sneaky Ferrari 488 GTB at the end. Yes, Ferrari are back in Need for Speed!

Customization returns in Need for Speed Heat and will allow for new levels of personalization. Speed Cards from Need for Speed Payback are GONE, with customization options being earned via in-game events. Races will be updated with new performance parts, winning the race will nab you a brand-new part to add to your ride. Cars aren’t the only thing you’ll be able to customize this time around, with character customization making a debut in Need for Speed for the first time in series history.


Need for Speed Heat will debut its first look of gameplay next week during Gamescom: Opening Night; including cops, day and night events, the garage, customization and the brand-new handling model.

BlackPanthaa and I will be attending Gamescom next week, so stay tuned for EXCLUSIVE gameplay and preview coverage on our website and over on his YouTube channel!

Need for Speed Heat launches November 8th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, or three days early on November 5th for Origin Premiere subscribers.