Earlier today, EA finally revealed Need for Speed Heat with more gameplay details set to be revealed at gamescom. Given EA is the publisher, some might be assuming that we’ll see Need for Speed Heat loot boxes at launch or sometime after. In a rather surprising move, that won’t happen at all.
Over on the Need for Speed Heat subreddit, EA Community Manager Ben Walke (posting as F8RGE), answered a few questions about Heat, and to no one’s surprise, fans assumed that we’ll see Need for Speed Heat loot boxes, to which Walke replied that there won’t be.
What about “surprise mechanics,” then? This is what another EA exec called loot boxes earlier this year. Nope, none of that either.
Of course, it won’t be realistic to assume that Heat won’t have microtransactions at all. Walke confirmed some of them coming post-launch, and it’ll be car packs, time-save packs, etc.
This is par for the course when it comes to racing games, right? There are usually car packs or post-launch cars for sale once the game is out. Thankfully, these cars won’t be encased in loot boxes or something.
Need for Speed Heat will race out this November 8. Check out the contents of the Deluxe Edition, right here.