The update will be free for everyone who owns the game.
Ghost Games’ Need for Speed Payback was more or less dead on arrival thanks to its horrid microtransactions that tied into progression, terrible story and dialogue, lame missions and so on. The developer has been making strides to improve it and one such step is to bring back online free roam.
You know, the feature that shipped with Need for Speed (2015) but was conspicuously absent in the 2017 sequel. The news was announced by Ghost Games on Twitter where it simply said that online free roam would be coming this year. It confirmed in a later tweet that the feature would be free for everyone and not paid DLC.
So that’s some good news. The mode is still being worked on though so a release date is yet to be locked down. You can read more about Need for Speed Payback here in our official reviews and find out why it was so terrible at release. Thoughts on the upcoming online free roam? Let us know below.
Free to everyone.
— Need for Speed (@NeedforSpeed) January 1, 2018