Nothing has been heard from the Need for Speed series since 2019 Need for Speed Heat, but Criterion and EA are ready to bring it back — and they’re tinkering with the formula again. You revealed Need for Speed Unbounda sequel to the fantasy racer that blends street art elements (like cel-shaded graphics and graffiti flourishes) with realistic-looking cars and a gameplay system that promises “true consequences.”[s]” for your choices. And did we mention that A$AP Rocky features prominently?
You play as a new racer who must rise to the top of a street racing league in order to recover a “priceless” car that was stolen from a family car shop. A$AP Rocky will lead the Takeover scene, a “precision driving” mode that rewards style. His music (along with other hip-hop artists) will punctuate the experience, and the trailer hints that you might even get to drive his customized Mercedes 190E.
Unbound includes familiar Need for Speed mechanics like police “heat”, but you also get nitrous speed boosts in exchange for driving in style. Unsurprisingly, you have virtual currency-based customization that extends to items like clothing and license plates. Free updates include new features, modes, and raw content.
The new title will be available on December 2nd for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Sorry, you’re out of water if you were hoping for a PS4 or Xbox One release. The bigger question is whether or not Unbound will achieve something heat not – that is, recreating some of the excitement from Need for Speed’s glory days.
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https://www.engadget.com/need-for-speed-unbound-release-date-trailer-174505124.html?src=rss ‘Need for Speed Unbound’ revives the racing series on December 2nd