UPDATE: Need for Speed Unbound has been officially revealed with a gorgeous trailer showing off its bold new aesthetic.
Mashing up realistic rendering techniques with comic book-esque cel effects and cel-shaded characters, Need for Speed Unbound looks somewhat like an expensive car ad in its debut showing (featuring none other than A$AP Rocky), but we’re all about trying new things and this is definitely something new for the series.
The game sees the return of Criterion Games as developers and will feature separate single-player and multiplayer campaigns as well as all the customisation and action you’d expect from a Need for Speed title. Check out the official description and the reveal trailer below:
“The world is your canvas in Need for Speed™ Unbound. Prove you have what it takes to win The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge. Across four intense weeks of racing, earn enough cash to enter weekly qualifiers, beat the competition, and make your mark on the street racing scene while outdriving and outsmarting the cops. Pack your garage with precision-tuned, custom rides and light up the streets with your unique style, exclusive fits, and a vibrant global soundtrack led by A$AP Rocky and AWGE that bumps in every corner of the world. Express yourself to the fullest with the freshest new art styles and signature tags that represent what you’re all about. With separate single and multiplayer campaigns, this latest edition in the Need for Speed™ franchise from Criterion Games™ delivers hours of electric, adrenaline-pumping action.”
Need for Speed Unbound releases on December 2, 2022 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
The description for the game was as below: “Bringing graffiti to life in a completely new visual style, merging the latest street art with the most realistic cars in Need for Speed ??history.. Go to meetups and show off your style with many items, including limited edition gear, from the world’s latest fashion,” the listing adds. “Then add the finishing touches to your car’s style, transforming it with unique wraps and cut-out items to match your legendary custom car, and take the lead in races and put your winning pose above the competition.”
The feedback for the game so far from racing fans, has actually been pretty positive, praising the game for doing something totally different.