Exclusive platinum blue tire smoke. That’s what you’ll get if you pre-order forthcoming Fast & Furious-inspired racer Need for Speed Payback from Australian retailer EB Games – and practically any other store. You’ll also get the Platinum Car Pack, of course – which comprises five exclusive vehicles including the Dodge Charger R/T 1969 and Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016 – but they’ll all be equippable with the aforementioned platinum blue tire smoke.
To be clear, there’ll (presumably) be other types of tire smoke in the game itself, but you’ll need to pre-order to unlock the platinum blue one, which is actually only compatible with the vehicles in the abovementioned car pack. This is one of those instances where the bonus is so dumb it seems purposely designed to cause Internet outrage, thus raising the profile of the game. Smoke, folks – bloody tire smoke!