Gamescom 2019: Need for Speed Heat Gameplay Trailer Introduces NFS Heat Studio App

August 20, 2019

Gamescom 2019 has arrived and with it an official Need for Speed Heat gameplay trailer has been released as expected, after last week’s countdown, leak and official announcement trailer.

The Gamescom 2019 Need for Speed Heat gameplay trailer explains how the day/night system will be entirely your choice. It won’t be on a cycle, and instead racers will choose when to switch it up. The system actually sounds similar to that of Dying Light, where night time brings fiercer enemies to overcome. The police will always be present though, and as you build heat you will come in to contact with more and more police units attempting to intercept and take you down.

Your car has a damage system, and if totalled before returning to a safe house you will lose all of your un-banked earnings, so planning your open-world activities will be an essential element of success in Need for Speed Heat.

The latter half of the Need for Speed Heat gameplay trailer details a companion app which is available to download now on iOS and Android devices called NFS Heat Studio. The app allows you to customise cars and your in-game character ahead of the game’s release in October, and will also reward players with weekly car drops and other bonuses.

Check out the official Gamescom 2019 Need for Speed Heat Gameplay Trailer:


Drive into your first adrenaline-fueled look at gameplay for Need for Speed Heat, a vibrant street-racer where daytime is a bright sunny, urban environment and night a dangerous neon playground. Turn the key. Burn all limits.

Hustle by day and risk it all at night in Need for Speed Heat, a thrilling race experience that pits you against a city’s rogue police force as you battle your way into street racing’s elite.

Pre-ordering the standard edition will unlock a K.S Edition styled Mitsubishi Evolution X, while pe-ordering the Deluxe Edition unlocks three K.S Edition styled cars (BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport), deluxe edition character clothing, and increased earnings of in-game currencies Bank and Rep. We have also learnt that players who pre-order a digital copy of Need for Speed Heat via the in-game prompt in Need for Speed Payback will get a 10% discount.

Need for Speed Heat will launch on 5th November for Origin Access Premier/Play First Trial subscribers and 8th November for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

Stay tuned to Rocket Chainsaw for all the latest on Need for Speed Heat, and for more information, head to the official website.