Need for Speed Payback puts the player behind the wheel of a virtual fleet of dream cars. A visit with the developers shows how this kind of racing game is created.

Series production

Welcome to the studio of the game developer Ghost Games in Gothenburg. This is where the racing games of the Need for Speed series are created.

Enhanced garage

In the first Need for Speed, there were nine cars to choose from. In the 24th title, Payback, there are 80 digital models that resemble their role models down to the smallest detail.

Generational experience

About two and a half years span between the first ideas and drafts and the release of the racing game.

Digital twin

At a programmer’s workstation in the Ghost Games development studio. It takes six months to create a digital image of a vehicle for the racing game.

Climb in!

In addition to the BMW M5, the current game includes a BMW M4 GTS, BMW X6 M, and several series of the BMW M3. Read the whole story in the article.