Experience Action-Packed Blockbuster Moments in Need for Speed Payback, Available Worldwide Today

Race Through an Adrenaline-Filled Story in the Ultimate Customized
Car and Explore the Most Expansive Open World in Franchise History

REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–Today, Ghost GamesTM and Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA)
announced Need for Speed Payback, one of the world’s bestselling
video game franchises, is available worldwide on PlayStation 4, Xbox
One, and Origin for PC. With deeper customization, a diverse open world
and blockbuster action moments never-before seen in the franchise,
Need for Speed Payback
delivers an edge-of-your-seat experience that
will have players living out their ultimate action driving fantasy.

“Two years ago, we reinvigorated the franchise by listening to what our
fans wanted and built a game that returned to the Need for Speed
core tenets- fast cars, deep customization, and epic cop chases. With Need
for Speed Payback,
we’ve raised the bar by adding Hollywood-style,
adrenaline-fueled action, a huge open world, even more customization
options, and a narrative that drives gameplay forward,” said Executive
Producer Marcus Nilsson. “We’re excited to deliver a new driving
experience that not only delivers everything our players love about the
series but also pushes the boundaries of what they’ve come to expect
from the genre.”

Set in the gambler’s paradise of Fortune Valley, players can drive as
three different characters: Tyler, the racer, Mac, the showman, and
Jess, the wheelman, each with their own distinct driving style.
Together, they go up against The House, a nefarious cartel that runs the
city’s underground. Drift up and down mountain roads, tear up the desert
terrain, speed through the city, complete insane heist missions and earn
enough of a reputation on the streets to get revenge in the ultimate
race to take down The House.

With cars at the center of everything in Need for Speed Payback,
Derelicts bring all-new and unique customization options. Take a scrap
chassis found on the side of the road and turn it into a supercar dream
machine. Five unique car classes bring endless tuning opportunities for
players to specialize their ride and leave challengers in the dust
during Racing, Off Road, Drifting, Drag or Runner missions.

Epic cop chases bring even more heat to the road in Need for Speed
Payback
. Smarter police mean it’ll take more skill to escape and
fend off new reinforcement vehicles like Rhinos and Helicopters. Feeling
confident? Take a chance on Bait Crates in the open world, which award
players mysterious performance upgrades if they can escape an
on-the-spot cop chase.

Need for Speed Payback is rated ‘T’ for Teen by the ESRB and is
available today for $59.99 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Origin™ for
PC. For more information please visit www.ea.com/games/Need-for-Speed.

About Electronic Arts

Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA) is a global leader in digital interactive
entertainment. The Company develops and delivers games, content and
online services for Internet-connected consoles, mobile devices and
personal computers. EA has more than 300 million registered players
around the world.

In fiscal year 2017, EA posted GAAP net revenue of $4.8 billion.
Headquartered in Redwood City, California, EA is recognized for a
portfolio of critically acclaimed, high-quality brands such as The
Sims™, Madden NFL, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, Battlefield™, Need for Speed™,
Dragon Age™ and Plants vs. Zombies™. More information about EA is
available at www.ea.com/news.

EA, Need for Speed, The Sims, Dragon Age, Plants vs. Zombies and
Battlefield are trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. and its subsidiaries.
John Madden, NFL, and FIFA are the property of their respective owners
and used with permission. Xbox is a trademark of the Microsoft group of
companies. “PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer
Entertainment Inc.


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