first_img Burnout had to die for Need to Speed to live as EA’s one true action-packed open-world racing game franchise (and Aaron Paul movie). But while the first couple of Criterion takes on the series were pretty great, Need for Speed has only slowed down for pretty much this entire generation of consoles. It cooled, as it were.Can things turn around? Check out this first trailer for the next game: Need for Speed Heat.2017’s Need for Speed Payback was an off brand Fast and Furious movie taking place in an off brand Las Vegas. Need for Speed Heat seems to be going down the same road, only now it takes place in an off brand Miami, the fictional Palm City. Between the tropical setting and very aesthetic colors in the logo, we thought this might be a 1980s cocaine adventure like Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. But the trailer definitely takes place in contemporary car culture.Gameplay details are scarce. The trailer is selling a vibe more than anything else. But we do know that day/night cycle determines the racing events you can take part in, with things getting extra illegal after dark. You can still customize your cars, possibly more than ever before. And it continues the great Need for Speed traditions of making crooked cops the bad guys you need to outrace to free the streets.Need for Speed Heat launches November 8 on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. For more on racing games here are our reviews of Dangerous Driving and Team Sonic Racing. Trade In Your Nintendo Switch For a Better Battery (With a Catch)Get Used to ‘Fortnite’s’ Powerful Mech Suits Stay on targetlast_img read more