The latest game in the Need for Speed franchise will arrive later this week. The series has been struggling recently as it tries to find its own identity. A lot of this could be aimed squarely at Electronic Arts for forcing things on the franchise that fans didn’t like. The simply titled, Need for Speed, was disappointing with its always-online requirement, which also meant you could never pause the game, and always night-time world. 2017’s Need for Speed Payback was ruined by Electronic Arts addiction to loot boxes (sorry, surprise mechanics). Any racer that is traditionally known for its car customisation is going to struggle when you remove the ability to customise your car how you like and instead have to rely on luck to see what a loot box gives you.
All of us in Enthusiast Towers are praying that EA is going to allow Need for Speed Heat to just be a good racing game without any silly business shenanigans. Personally, I have preordered the game and am hoping for the best. Well, if you’re interested in the game, one thing you’ll need to know is how much space it will require on your hard drive. According to the Xbox Store, the standard version of the game clocks in at a fairly respectable 28.02 GB. There will also be a Day One patch. We don’t know how big this will be on Xbox One but as the PS4 patch will be around 4GB, you can expect the Xbox patch to be a similar size.
If you are unfamiliar with Need for Speed Heat, here’s the launch trailer for the game along with the official description –
In NFS Heat earn bank by day to create your perfect ride through sanctioned Speedhunters Showdown events. By night, enter illicit street races alongside your crew, earning rep and building heat. But stay ready – cops are waiting and not all of them play fair. The roads and the rides are endless in this twenty-four-hour street racer where only the fast are free to chase the line, risk everything and burn all limits.