If you're still on the fence about Need for Speed Heat, a new gameplay video has arrived on the scene, courtesy of PlayStation Underground. This new footage shows off the first half an hour of the game, in which parts of the story are set up, and you engage in a handful of races. We're not sure if this is a good or a bad thing, but the cheesy dialogue you might expect is present and correct.

Interestingly, developer Ghost Games explains that players can choose to engage with the story side of things as much or as little as they want. After the introductory section, you're more or less free to roam Palm City however you choose. You'll even be able to take one car all the way to the end of the game by swapping in new engines and other performance boosts, if you like. It sounds like you'll have plenty of choice in how you play Heat, which can't be a bad thing.

Need for Speed Heat is out in just under a week on 8th November. Will you be drifting towards this arcade racer? Customise your ride in the comments below.

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