Need for Speed HEAT

Need for Speed is one of the longest-running series in videogames – over 25 years old! – and I was delighted to be part of the 2019 instalment.

For more than six months, I worked in-house at Ghost as co-writer and narrative designer alongside Philip Huxley, under the stewardship of narrative director Mike Hartin, building on a story by Mike, creative director Riley Cooper and Kyle Thompson.

We had the chance to tell a rich, emotional tale about corrupt cops and family rivalry, set in a fictional Florida city that changes radically at night.

Building the world was fun, but the biggest thrill for me was seeing the characters come to life. This was my first experience writing for performance-capture and watching the scenes evolve was fascinating.

Need for Speed HEAT comes to PC, PS4 and Xbox One on 8 November 2019.