After an odd dalliance with full-motion video and fist bumping last year, Need for Speed is back to its usual antics for 2017’s upcoming Payback—though who, exactly, is being paid back and for what reason is still a mystery as of now.
I spent time with the briefest of brief Need for Speed: Payback demos at EA Play on Saturday. It was a single mission, and felt like maybe five minutes of hands-on time—much of that taken up by cutscenes actually. I’d warrant there were only three minutes of actual driving. Maybe that’s where we should start, actually.