Need for Speed Payback is to be updated with a whole new way to play, according to a tweet from yesterday afternoon. Online free roaming will be added to the game for free later this year.

At this stage, there's really not much else to report. We imagine there will be more information as the release draws near, but we doubt this will be more than what it sounds like.

The game failed to impress fans and critics when it released back in November, mainly due to the inclusion of microtransactions and loot boxes. Following some fairly heavy handed backtracking of these systems, it seems this update is another step in clawing back some good will from players – but will online free roaming tempt you back?

[via twitter.com]