As promised, thing due, Electronic Arts and Criterion have unveiled a big gameplay trailer for the next Need for Speed Unbound. An ultra-promising arcade comeback?
NFS Unbound was made official last week but until then it’s been a wasteland in terms of gameplay. The first trailer was more there to set the mood and the surprising new artistic direction.
Finally gameplay for Need for Speed Unbound
Even though tuning and street racing are back, Need for Speed Unbound stands out from the rest of the franchise. The developers of Criterion (Burnout) have gone for a mix of photorealistic graphics, with a cartoonish twist. An approach that will apply to single-player cutscenes, playable offline, as well as gameplay. During drifts for example, the smoke coming out of the exhaust pipe is in cel shading. A feature that is also debated among players but rest assured, it will be fully customizable or even deactivated if you are really not convinced of the added value of this kind of effect.
The driving of this Need for Speed Unbound looks very convincing. No simulation but a more direct and “bestial” pleasure that smells like Burnout arcade. It’s going at 100 an hour with takedowns and other collisions on the side to get rid of the police.
This “No Risk, No Rewards” trailer highlights the risks players will have to take to reap rewards worth living up to. Depending on the time of day, we will a priori not have access to the same things. We can also bet on our rivals.
The game will be available on December 2, 2022 on PS5, Xbox Series X|S and PC with one of the worst collectors ever.