Need for Speed ​​Unbound announced, introduces new art style to franchise


Criterion Games is back at the helm of Need of speed development, following its hot pursuit and Most Wanted entries at the time. The Burnout series developer unveiled today Unlimited need for speed, the next installment in EA’s arcade racing franchise coming to PC and current-gen platforms later this year. Watch the trailer above.

As evidenced by the gameplay footage, the studio opts for a new graphic style compared to the others Need of speed entries. Criterion says it delivers “the most realistic cars in Need of speed history” with a touch inspired by street art.

Players will race through the streets of Lakeshore City this time, with the plot surrounding a priceless car that was stolen from a family auto shop. Artist ASAP Rocky is also involved in the storyline, while also being featured in the soundtrack, with brand new music created especially for the game.

Need of speed Unbound the setting is described as follows:

To get to the top, you have to take risks. Choose how and when to put it all on the line, pulling huge drifts down the street, outrunning the cops, or placing side bets with your own winnings against rival racers. But remember, the faster you go, the more passionate the chase… Think smart, make bold decisions, and race the streets of Lakeshore.

Criterion promises a wide variety of car customization options that will now include “driving effects”, as well as cosmetic items for the player character from popular fashion brands. Along with the single-player campaign, Unbound will also come with free roaming and competitive street racing for those looking for multiplayer action. Find the full list of cars here.

Unlimited need for speed releases December 2 on PC (EA app, Steam, Epic Games Store), Xbox Series X|S, and PlayStation 5 with pre-orders available now for $69.99. EA Play Pro members on PC will also be able to dive into the game from day one at no additional cost.


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