EA’s new MMO (sort of) Need for Speed World will be released next month, on July 20.
The game will be available for download as a free client and allows players to progress up to level 10 completely free, but for those who want to continue their progress they will have to purchase the $20 Starter Pack. Which will give them access to level 50 and $20 worth of SpeedBoost (the game’s currency) as well a number of power-ups and a limited edition vehicle.
The Starter Pack also allows microtransactions, allowing players to buy new power-ups, double XP periods and rental cars at “just a few cents” a piece.
The game will be launched on July 20 for the PC, but for those who pre-order the game EA will give you the steering wheel a full week (starting July 13) before of everyone else .