Need for Speed Payback
  • Need for Speed Payback

  • PC, Playstation 4, Xbox One
  • Published by Electronic Arts
  • Developed by Ghost Games
  • French release: Available
  • US release: Available
VIDEO | PC, PS4, Xbox One Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 3:25 PM
Our PC videos of NFS Payback

Before the Star Wars: Battlefront II scandal, EA had already implemented forced grinding and loot boxes in Need for Speed Payback, which logically had an impact on the game's pace. It's not a bad title, but it doesn't really bring anything new to the table and its world is not as appealing as, say, the maps of the Forza Horizon series or even The Crew. The PC version could probably use a little more polish, as there is just as much pop-in as on Xbox One X, and playing in ultra above 1080p with our GTX 1080 seems to cause regular frame drops. Check out our videos and tell us what you think.

VIDEO | Xbox One Friday, November 3, 2017 | 9:01 AM
Our Xbox One X videos

We have been among the lucky ones to receive an Xbox One X beforehand, something like 4 days ago. it didn't leave us much time to download the games and record some gameplay footage, but we did our best as usual. Inside, you'll find a bunch of videos showing titles that have already been updated with their Xbox One X patch. Most of them are Xbox One games obviously, but we also have 3 iconic 360 titles to show you with a massive bump in resolution. Finally, we have tried the first Project CARS to see what forced v-sync and anisotropic filtering can do to a game that hasn't been patched for Xbox One X. If you want to compare, see the last base Xbox One footage we captured back in 2015.
Note: Some games are yet to receive their Xbox One X update, so we'll try to be thorough and propose more videos later.

VIDEO | PC, PS4, Xbox One Friday, August 25, 2017 | 4:00 PM
GC: 4K gameplay of NFS Payback

We still have some interesting direct feed captures for you, for example these 2 videos recorded in 4K on the PC version of Need for Speed Payback.


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