The next update for Need for Speed Heat will introduce the first microtransactions entered in the game since last year’s launch.
However, this is not of loot boxes, which Electronic Arts promised would not set foot in the title, but of time-saver, time-saving microtransactions, that is, which allow players to quickly access content they could otherwise obtain simply by playing.
Available from January 28, this update will implement the so-called “Keys to the Map”, or a feature that will report all collectibles, activities and service stations directly on the map. In addition, all safe houses – except one for history purposes – will be instantly accessible.
Similar microtransactions have been introduced in the past in several chapters of the Battlefield series and, if nothing else , are substantially different from those that sparked an uproar online just before the launch of Star Wars Battlefront II, where instead a cash outlay was required to make it possible to unlock iconic characters via the loot box.
The same update will introduce support for the steering wheels, of which the following have been tested and certified as officially compatible with the game:
- Thrustmaster T300RS
- Thrustmaster TX
- Thrustmaster T150
- Thrustmaster TMX
- Logitech G29
- Logitech G920
- Fanatec CSL Elite Racing Wheel
The others may still work, albeit not recognized by Ghost Games and Electronic Arts. A final addition also brings a chat wheel similar to the emote wheel seen in Need for Speed Rivals to the game.
If you want to know more about the game, you can consult our Need for review Speed Heat.
Source | PlayStation LifeStyle