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Need for Speed Heat Won’t Require You to Be Always Online But Playing With Others Can Be Useful

Need for Speed Heat will let players enjoy the game completely offline if they so wish, but having others around can come in handy.
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Need for Speed Heat places players in an open world in which they can meet other human racers. Yet, the developers opted to let you enjoy it completely offline if you so wish.

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Today Twinfinite talked with the game’s Producer and Lead Designer and they explained that while you can play online and have other players in the same open world as you, you can also opt out of that, and play solo.

Being always online is not required and you can play completely offline.

That being said, having other players around can come in handy. The game has a heat system that represents how much trouble you have caused and determines how aggressive police vehicles will be in trying to take you down.

Every player in the world has their own heat level, and a really advantageous tactic is to find a player who has higher heat and a lot of the cops pursuing you will veer off and redirect their attention on that player.

This lets you both remove some of the cops on your own tail, and troll other players a bit if that’s your thing.

Stay Tuned on Twinfinite for the full interview, coming soon.

Need for Speed Heat will release for PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 8.

If you’d like to see more, you can enjoy yesterday’s trailer and another from a few days ago.

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Giuseppe Nelva
Proud weeb hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long-standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality), MMORPGs, and visual novels are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans on Earth of the flight simulator genre.