Earlier this week, EA released the announcement trailer for Need For Speed: Unbound. The latest entry into the beloved Need For Speed (Commonly shortened to NFS) franchise. Ghost Games and Criterion Games are trading roles within EA. This change has Ghost swapping to a support role and Criterion coming off the support role.
Criterion is most notably known for the Burnout franchise, three Need For Speed games (Hot Pursuit, Most Wanted, and Rivals), and their supporting roles for the Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefield games.
The trailer mostly shows off the new hybrid art style and displays some of the cars in action, with the added visual FX, showing off some sweet drifts, all while avoiding the ever-persistent police. Criterion has taken the more realistic route for the world and car designs.
While making a bold stylistic choice to use a more cel-shaded “Street Art” look for the drivers, NPCs, and Visual FX shown in the trailer. Putting an emphasis on the style of modern street art, Need For Speed: Unbound aims to blend these two styles to allow you the most personalization possible.
With over 140 cars to unlock and a new toolkit for customization. Customize your driver from hundreds of clothing options to show your personal style. Take to the streets of Lakeshore and show off your ride in either offline single-player or cross-platform online multiplayer. Thanks to the Cross-Platform play, while not cross-progression, the possibilities have been mostly unbound.
Need For Speed: Unbound is available for pre-order as Next-Gen Only on Playstation 5, Xbox Series S/X, and PC. Set to release on December 2nd, 2022.
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