Need for Speed Heat seemingly won't have wheel support at launch - Team VVV

News Need for Speed Heat seemingly won’t have wheel support at launch

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Game: Need for Speed Heat

Platform: PC, PS4, XBox One

Publisher: Electronic Arts

Release Date: 08/11/2019

Videogame site Ulvespill recently conducted an interview with Need for Speed Heat Senior Game Designer Yoni Rabinowitz and Producer John Wikberg.

When asked whether or not the game will feature racing wheel support, Wikberg answered: “Right now we don’t have any wheel support for the launch”.

Wheel support is just one element that we believe modern Need for Speed titles are sorely lacking, the other stand out feature missing in our eyes is interior viewpoints. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the next generation of Need for Speed titles have these elements by default.

Need for Speed Heat is being billed as the “ultimate street racer versus cop fantasy” set in the fictional open-world of Palm City. During the day, street racers compete in the “Speedhunters Showdown”, a competition where you earn funds to customise and upgrade your cars.

At night, players can build their Rep in underground races but they must be wary of the police task force who are waiting to take down the racers along with their accrued earnings.

Almost every car can be customised in Need for Speed Heat and the game boasts a revamped material editor. A new exhaust tuning system enables you to alter the exhaust tone and more. You can also edit your avatar thanks to a selection of clothing options.

Need for Speed Heat, developed by Ghost Games, will release worldwide on November 8 across the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC platforms. You can check out the full car list here.

Players who pre-order the standard edition will get a K.S Edition styled Mitsubishi Evolution X. Pre-ordering the Deluxe Edition adds three K.S Edition styled cars (BMW i8 Coupe, Mercedes C63 AMG Coupe, Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport); access to exclusive deluxe edition character clothing; and increased earnings of in-game currencies Bank and Rep.

Those who pre-order Need for Speed Heat in-game from Need for Speed Payback on any format will get a 10% discount as a loyalty reward.

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Sounds like NFS 2015 all over again.