Need for Speed has a long history in the arcade racing game scene. The series has been around since the mid-1990s and has had plenty of highs and lows in that time. Just last week, publisher Electronic Arts and developer Criterion Games officially announced the latest entry in the franchise: Need for Speed Unbound. It’s been a few years since the last game in the series, but Criterion Games’ return to the wheel certainly provides reasons for optimism. Criterion previously worked on the beloved Burnout series, as well as Need for Speed entries such as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010) and Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012). Now, after the reveal of Need for Speed Unbound, the developers are ready to give players a better look at how the game runs in action. A new gameplay reveal is coming tomorrow at 11am ET.
The news comes from a tweet from the official Need for Speed Twitter account. It simply reads: “New drip. Spin the block and trip on the opps. Tomorrow. 8:00 AM PT / 5:00 PM CEST.”
Need for Speed Unbound has various features that could prove promising when players get their hands on them. The game is powered by EA’s Frostbite engine and will only be released on PC and current-gen consoles. The game will run at 4k framerate and 60 frames per second and also boasts a new physics system with a high frame rate. When it comes to music, the Need for Speed series has never shied away from using licensed tracks, and this time around A$AP’s Rocky seems to play a big part in both the soundtrack and the game itself. A$AP Rocky collaborates with AWGE on music, along with an original soundtrack by Brodinski.
What sets Need for Speed Unbound apart from its predecessors is its new visual style. It appears to be a hybrid of realistic cars and street fiances with an animated visual presentation with characters and on-screen effects. The characters in the game look full-shadow, and various effects appear on the screen in response to what the drivers do in their fancy cars. The urban street racing scene is reminiscent of classic titles like the Need for Speed Underground games, but this fresh art style should hopefully feel more modern at the same time.
Players will be able to race, avoid police chases, customize cars and even bet on the outcomes of events. As you explore the open world of Lakeshore, players will work towards the ultimate goal, which is a race called The Grand. The game will feature a single-player campaign and plenty of multiplayer options with crossplay. Need for Speed Unbound will include more than 140 cars at launch.
Need for Speed Unbound will be released on December 2nd on PC, Xbox Series X/S and PlayStation 5.
The first trailer of Need for Speed Unbound will be published tomorrow, October 11 at 17 in Italy: Electronic Arts announced the release of the game through its official social profile.
From December 2 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X | With, Need for Speed Unbound brings the classic formula of the PC series back to its old form, with legitimate speed races parallel to frantic police chases.
It’s easy to see the story because the game is focused on street art and is subsequently built in a cartoon style. Although the original concept was more original than the previous episodes of the film, it tended to be realistic.
From today at 17:00 we will see a new episode of the EA series developed by Criterion. But in the meantime, maybe the special will be checking reports that Need for Speed Unbound is coming.