Need for Speed Heat is Dropping Loot Boxes, Customization Gear Gained by Winning Races

Yesterday Need for Speed Heat was officially announced and fans immediately began asking questions about EA’s monetization plans for the game. Justifiably so, as the previous game in the series, Need for Speed Payback, was hobbled by a grindy “Ultimate Team” style card-based progression system and exploitative loot boxes. Well, it seems EA and Ghost Games have learned their lesson, because Need for Speed Heat is jettisoning all of that. Continue reading

Cyberpunk 2077 has a hardcore mode that says goodbye to UI

CD Projekt Red is trying to appeal to those who want to put the ‘punk’ in Cyberpunk 2077 with the option of playing in ‘hardcore’ mode.

In an interview with Wccftech, CD Projekt Red’s Alvin Liu discussed hardcore mode, revealing that it will get rid of the game’s UI to provide a “real challenge” for players. That means there’ll be no markers or indicators telling you where things are or what level of enemy you’re going up against. It’s real immersion in Night City and the desert beyond with the potential for real frustration. Continue reading