Watch the Need for Speed Heat Reveal Trailer!

August 14, 2019

The official Need for Speed Heat reveal trailer just went live, and we’ve got all the details you need ahead of an expected full reveal at GamesCom 2019 next week and launch later this year.

This. Is. Heat. Race through an open-world Palm City (fictional Miami), get chased by police, and live the ultimate American dream as you work your way through a thrilling 80’s themed story to become the ultimate racer. Winning a race is only half the trouble you’ll face as you attempt to shake off the heat, AKA the police who will play a very large presence in the latest iteration of a franchise that is very familiar with police chases.

Burn all limits with deep customisation, authentic urban car culture, an open world, and an immersive narrative. By day, players compete in the Speedhunters Showdown, a sanctioned competition where they earn Bank to customise and upgrade their garage of high-performance cars. At night, players risk it all to build their Rep in underground races where a rogue police task force roams the streets, ready to take racers down and swipe all their earnings. The roads, the risks, and the rides never end in this street racer where a player can roll deep with their crew, build their garage full of hot cars, and make the city their nonstop playground.

We’re delivering more options than ever before for players to be unique and make themselves known,” said Riley Cooper, Creative Director at Ghost Games. “Our fans have been clear that they want more cars, more customisation, and more challenges, and we’re tuning up on every aspect. From your character’s style to your car’s performance and your driving style, we’re fuelling everyone’s creativity with this new game.

Rocket Chainsaw has been following the countdown to this reveal very closely, with details that were leaked about the game just hours ago.

This will mark the fourth Need for Speed game made by Ghost Games, after Need for Speed Rivals (2013), Need for Speed (2015) and Need for Speed Payback (2017).

Watch the official Need for Speed Heat reveal trailer below:


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 as we cover GamesCom 2019 next week. For more information, head to the official website.