Need for Speed Heat android game is an upcoming racing video game developed by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the twenty-fourth installment in the Need for Speed series and will commemorate the series’s 25th anniversary. The game was revealed with a trailer released on August 14, 2019, followed-up by a gameplay trailer released on August 20, 2019. It is scheduled to be released on November 8, 2019
Need for Speed Heat is a racing game set in an open world environment called Palm City, a fictionalized version of the city of Miami, Florida.
Unlike Need for Speed Payback, Heat doesn’t include a 24-hour day-night cycle but instead players can switch between day and night. During the day, players can take part in sanctioned race events, which reward players with cash to spend on new cars and upgrades. They can also take part in illegal street races in the night, which would earn players rep. The more rep you earn the more aggressive the police will be during the night, players must escape the cops and get to back to their safehouse before getting arrested or before their car is destroyed.
It will feature 127 cars from 33 different brands with Ferrari returning to the game after being absent from Payback due to licensing issues. Unlike Payback, performance upgrades no longer come in random Speedcards and are unlocked by rep and winning races. The game is said to have no lootboxes, although microtransactions will be available to unlock content faster as well as paid downloadable content.
On August 19, 2019, Electronic Arts has released the NFS Heat Studio app for iOS and Android devices. Users can collect and customize their cars which can be imported into the main game upon release.