Need for Speed is a classic racing franchise. Having originated in 1994, it is one of the longest running racing series in all of gaming. As with many franchises, it has seen its ups and downs but it’s always drawn an audience. This morning Electronic Arts and Criterion announced the latest entry in the series, Unbound.
Unbound features a new take on the underground racing scene, mixing street art with realistic vehicles. It also features A$AP Rocky and AWGE on the soundtrack which is scored by Brodinski. Unbound releases on December 2nd for the PS5, PC, and Xbox Series consoles.
You can find all of the details of Unbound via the new site here. We’ve also detailed the features that have been discussed below!
THE WORLD IS YOUR CANVAS
Graffiti comes to life with an all-new, unique visual style that blends elements of the freshest street art with the most realistic looking cars in Need for Speed™ history. Access a new toolkit of high-energy visual and sound effects to express your driving skills, including Burst Nitrous, a new boost tactic that delivers a dizzying rush of speed.
RACE TO THE TOP
To get to the top, you gotta take risks. Choose how and when to put it all on the line, pulling huge drifts, outdriving the cops, or placing side bets with your own earnings against rival racers. Time is money, so find the fastest way to earn enough cash to enter the weekly qualifiers and make it to Lakeshore’s ultimate race, The Grand.
RUN THESE STREETS
The more you race, the more you build heat. While the cops pile on the pressure, you gotta make tactical decisions using new escape mechanics to take control of the chase. Do you outrun the cops, battle them head on, or hide out in Lakeshore’s underground? Run these streets and you’ll reap the rewards.
Show off the latest fits and express yourself through your ride with the cleanest tags and driving effects to represent your personal style. Transform your car with unique wraps and cutaways, and stunt on the competition with customizable win poses.
FIND FREEDOM IN THE FLOW
Discover trailblazing artists from the world of hip hop and its global interpretations with a genre-defying soundtrack led by A$AP Rocky and AWGE. The original score by Brodinski – the producer who built a connection between European techno and the Atlanta trap scene – embodies the underground culture that races through the heart of Lakeshore.