First impressions coincide with early access.
The Need for Speed Heat review embargo date and time has been set ahead of early access availability for those subscribed to EA Access and Origin Access Premiere.
First, early access availability begins from 5 November for those who’ve bought the Deluxe Edition on PC and have an Origin Access Premier subscription. EA Access members on Xbox One can also play from 5 November, though the Heat trial is limited to ten hours of gameplay and will also cap player Reputation at level 10.
That same date, 5 November, is when outlets like Stevivor can choose to publish previews, first impressions, or reviews-in-progress. Stevivor has chosen to do the latter.
Final reviews for Need for Speed Heat are under embargo until 7.01 pm AEDT on 8 November (or 12.01 am PT, 8 November); expect our final review at that time.
Need for Speed Heat heads to Windows PC via Origin (alas, it’s Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order that’ll be the first EA title available on Steam in some time), Xbox One and PS4.