Need for Speed Unbound announced for PS5, PC, Xbox Series X

Electronic Arts’ subsequent Need for Speed recreation, Need for Speed Unbound, takes boulevard racing fanatics to a brand new open-world town known as Lakeshore and includes a closely stylized glance. Need for Speed Unbound shall be to be had for PlayStation 5, Windows PC, and Xbox Series X, when it launches Dec. 2, the writer announced Thursday.

Need for Speed Unbound guarantees 4K, 60 fps racing. Players will be capable to race offline in a single-player marketing campaign, or on-line with cross-platform multiplayer, as they race, acquire, improve, and customise streetcars that EA boasts are “the most realistic looking cars in the franchise’s history.”

According to a information unlock from EA, Need for Speed Unbound will layer on graffiti-inspired visible and sound results as gamers race thru Lakeshore. Given that that is unlawful boulevard racing, gamers will increase warmth and can wish to outsmart Lakeshore’s police pressure, incomes “big rewards or even bigger consequences for getting busted.” EA guarantees loads of beauty pieces, together with “exclusive licensed gear from some of the world’s pioneering fashion innovators and custom automotive gear companies.”

Need for Speed Unbound options track and inventive enter from rapper A$AP Rocky and his AWGE ingenious company. A$AP Rocky seems in-game because the chief of a faction known as the Takeover Scene, which is house to a replayable “precision driving mode” that emphasizes taste over velocity and a mechanic by which gamers attempt to declare spaces of Lakeshore for themselves.

Need for Speed Unbound is for current-gen console platforms and PC handiest, and carries a next-gen ticket: The racing recreation prices $69.99 for its same old providing, and a deluxe “Palace Edition,” named for its affiliation with Palace Skateboards, comprises unique content material (4 customized automobiles, a clothes pack, using impact, decals and registration number plate, persona pose and banner art work) for $79.99.

Developed via Criterion Games (which comprises Codemasters Cheshire, which EA obtained in 2021), Need for Speed Unbound used to be initially envisioned for a 2021 release, till EA assigned Criterion to improve EA DICE with remaining November’s Battlefield 2042.

The Need for Speed franchise used to be despatched again to Criterion Games after 2019’s Need for Speed: Heat, the remaining of 3 titles evolved via the now-dissolved Ghost Games. None of the 3 generated the type of vital or industrial reception that Criterion’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (in 2010) or 2012’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted delivered.

Over the previous 10 years, Criterion Games has principally been identified for supporting DICE on Battlefield 5, Battlefield 2042, and Star Wars Battlefront 2. Its most up-to-date racing titles have been the 2018 remaster of the open-world vintage Burnout Paradise, and a 2020 remaster of Hot Pursuit.

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