Driving games and licensing can be a bumpy road, but EA is stretching its financial muscles with a new deal with BMW. Need for Speed: Payback will include the 2018 BMW M5, even though the car will not officially release until next year.
Without plunging too deeply into the gushing marketing, it is a four door, all-wheel drive sedan with 600 hp and 553 lb-ft of torque. We are not sure that BMW is officially marketing to criminals looking to escape from the police, but it should more than be able to get the job done. However, there is no word on the number of cup holders, so someone may have to hold their smoothie while trying to stay out of prison.
Check out the trailer to see the M5 in action, and be ready to give Need for Speed: Payback a test drive on November 10th.
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Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.