Need for Speed Payback trailer shows off the 2018 BMW M5

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The classic videogame voice in your ear—always there, always telling you about things you're presently seeing on your screen—is about as chatty as they get in the new Need For Speed Payback (opens in new tab) trailer out of Gamescom. "Crap! Cops! They're coming from everywhere!" he says, as cops come from everywhere.

The trailer isn't as interesting as the gameplay trailer from June (opens in new tab), but it does debut the 2018 BMW M5, which will be driveable in the game before the real thing is available in the spring.

The best press release quote I've read in some time comes from BMW M Division president Frank van Meel, who says: "The M is not only synonymous for the world’s most powerful letter, but has also become a synonym worldwide for the prototype of the Ultimate Driving Machine." So true.

Car and Driver has more (opens in new tab) about the superpowered sedan—I'll leave the details
to the car experts—and we'll be able to virtually drive it when Need for Speed Payback releases November 10 on Origin, or a bit earlier for those with Origin Access. Details on the launch roll out can be found here (opens in new tab).

Tyler Wilde
Executive Editor

Tyler grew up in Silicon Valley during the rise of personal computers, playing games like Zork and Arkanoid on the early PCs his parents brought home. He was later captivated by Myst, SimCity, Civilization, Command & Conquer, Bushido Blade (yeah, he had Bleem!), and all the shooters they call "boomer shooters" now. In 2006, Tyler wrote his first professional review of a videogame: Super Dragon Ball Z for the PS2. He thought it was OK. In 2011, he joined PC Gamer, and today he's focused on the site's news coverage. His hobbies include amateur boxing and adding to his 1,200-plus hours in Rocket League.