Need for Speed Unbound launched on PlayStation 5, Microsoft Series X/S, and PC on December 2. The new trailer gives an excellent look at the actual gameplay so you can see what the races are like.
Running from the police is one of the core parts of Need for speed games, and trailers put this part of the experience front and center. The graphical interface even has a display that tells players how many cops are after them.
Of course, there is also car racing against traditional cars. The trailer shows the ability to bet against rivals and challenge them for in-game currency.
The overall aesthetic is attractive. Cars and game world look realistic. However, there is a visual development where things like wings emerge from vehicles, and these elements have a graffiti style. The smoke that comes out of the tires gets a similar treatment. In addition, human characters have a flat texture that makes them look like cartoons.
at launch, Need for Speed Unbound came with 146 cars. Brands to choose from include Acura, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, BMW, Bugatti, Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lotus, Mazda, McLaren, Mercedes, Mercury , Mitsubishi, Nissan, Pagani, Plymouth, Polestar, Pontiac, Porsche, Subaru, Volkswagen and Volvo. The lineup includes classics like the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, modern supercars like the Lotus Emira, and even SUVs like the Mercedes-AMG G 63.
The game takes place in the fictional city of Lakeshore, and some areas look reminiscent of Chicago, Illinois. It’s an open world to explore and travel through. Judging from the trailer so far, the landscape includes the harbor, Chinatown neighborhood, and downtown area.
Criterion Game is developing Need for Speed Unbound. This company is very familiar with racing games. It created the Burnout series in the early 2000s. Plus, Criterion Games did it Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit in 2010, Need for Speed: Most Wanted in 2012, and Need for Speed Rivals in 2013.