Need For Speed Payback didn’t receive so much appreciation and positive reviews because of uncertain story. It also received hate from the owner because of microtransaction-supported progression system but it was altered after so much negative response.
After so many things EA is promising to give Online free roam update coming to the game this year, free to everyone who owns Payback.
Online Free Roam coming 2018, Happy New Year from everyone at Need for Speed! ? pic.twitter.com/Ht8cRsvQQA
— Need for Speed (@NeedforSpeed) January 1, 2018
On Reddit, Ghost Games confirm about the update that is already in development and release date will come when the development finish.