During EA Play showcase first gameplay of Need For Speed Payback has been shown to the public. It seems to be heavily inspired by previous NFS titles developed by Ghost Games and formula started by The fast and The Furious movie series.
Let’s compare newly released gameplay footage with NFS Rivals running on PS4 Pro with Boost Mode enabled.
It seems that in case of Payback we can expect way better lightning and shadow effects alongside with much crisper details of environment. Works for me as long the gameplay will hold to be so intense as it was introduced.