Need For Speed: Payback gets an official release date and reveal trailer

Need for Speed: Payback's release date isn't until November 10, but you can hit the road with its reveal trailer right now. EA and Ghost Games revealed the latest entry in its flagship racing series will put a renewed emphasis on "action racing" and customization, with a single-player campaign that swaps between three protagonists for missions full of police chases, heists, and several other illegal things you can do in a car.

This time around the track, it's all about family. Er, sorry, it's all about the crew. Need for Speed: Payback isn't officially a Fast & Furious game but it's an easy mistake to make with all the Hollywood action and supercars slamming into things. It's not all flash, though: EA says Payback has "the deepest customization" ever included in a Need for Speed game. If pricey cars aren't your thing, you can efind an old junker and tune it up into a high-speed racing monster, for instance.

The official Need for Speed: Payback release date is November 10 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One, but this is an EA game so it can't be that simple. If you pre-order the Deluxe Edition you can start playing three days early on November 7. If you're an EA/Origin Access Member, you can take the 10-hour Play First trial for a spin even before that starting on November 2.

Want some more cinematic inspiration until then? Read our list of the 25 best movie car chases.

Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.