New name and gameplay

Electronic Arts this Thursday (6/10) revealed the new name for its racing game franchise, Need for Speed ​​​​​​​​Unbound. The game is currently under development Criterion games And the studio had to halt production on the title to help EA Dice finish “Battlefield 2042,” ultimately delaying its release by a year.

The statement was issued together with A Trailer which was set against the music of rapper A$AP Rocky. Developed for next-gen consoles, Need for Speed ​​​​Unbound will feature 4K resolution and 60 FPS for the first time.

The subtitle also highlights the visuals with more realistic elements of street art and cars, reflecting a look that ranges from an animated look to graffiti art.

The game promises to bring a new open world with Lakeshore, a return to the street racing roots of the franchise, and also features the return of Criterion, known for the “Burnout” series.

Kieran Crimmins, Creative Director of Criterion Games, commented on the new title, saying that they are inspired to realize the completely authentic world that players see themselves in the game. Crimmins says:

“Unbound’s visual experience redefines expectations with a unique new art style that brings graffiti to life, intensifies competition and creates high-speed, adrenaline-pumping action.”

In “Need for Speed ​​Unbound,” a heist at a family car dealership separates two friends and forces a rookie driver on a journey to win a street race and recover the stolen car.

The organization of the game mode is also different, asking you to pay to participate in races and then collect money for victory. Each run increases the “heat” until the police can track down the user and confiscate the money.

During a chase, police cars will have certain disadvantages that can be used to outsmart them. O game Uses Electronic Arts’ Frostbite engine to deliver high-quality 4K images at a frame rate of 60 fps.

The physics of game According to the creative director, it will work at a high frame rate so that players can feel the control and nuance of the smallest movements of the car.

mode multiplayerThe experience promises to be more relaxed, giving the player the opportunity to meet friends and just roam the open world without much compromise on the racing events on offer.

Finally, the game will receive content after its launch. “Need for Speed ​​Unbound” is scheduled for release on December 2 this year for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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