Need for Speed Unbound is Out on Consoles and PC Today

Need for Speed Unbound is Out on Consoles and PC Today

Josh Wise

Need for Speed Unbound, the latest in EA’s long-running racing series, is out today, on next-gen consoles and PC.

The developer is Criterion Games, the erstwhile master of the Burnout series. The last Need for Speed game that Criterion made was Need for Speed Rivals, in 2013.

If you haven’t seen much of Need for Speed Unbound, that is because it doesn’t really feel as if the game has been marketing very much. But it has a striking art style – a kind of cel-shaded brightness, scrawled with graffiti-like flourishes of animation.

It is set in the open world of Lakeshore, and has you screeching through a story of upstart street racers, featuring rapper A$AP Rocky. Kieran Crimmins, creative director at Criterion, said:

“With self-expression at the heart of Need for Speed Unbound, we’re pulling out all of the stops. From unique car builds and customization options, to high-end fashion collaborations, to a soundtrack packed with global artists – we’re giving our racers a chance to see themselves represented on the streets of Lakeshore as they race against others in this new visually enhanced and stylistic universe.”

Need for Speed Unbound is out today for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

  • Think I'll pass on this one, I don't support criminals.
  • @1 - LMAO, alas though, you do exactly that in this world, since most businesses are robbing regular folks wallets each and everyday for the sake of greedy profits.
  • Lol wtf, we want underground to make a come back, they know almost everyone wants that but then we get shit like this. Think I’ll pass on this NFS
  • The only criminals I support are drug dealers
  • @ThisguyJerry:
    At this point I'd be quite happy to get a "real" NfS again. Since the first MW rebrand it's just Burnout with luxury cars.

    Was thinking about getting it for fiver next year like the others. But the trophy list reads like this is to be the live service that they wanted Heat to become.
    Don't know why publishers are incapable of differenciate between their IPs. Burnout for fun arcad-y racing, NfS for that sweet spot between arcade and sim like Forza Horizon, Shift for sim-y, DiRt for Rally, Grid for your experimental games and F1 as your sure-fire annual thing.
  • @EmptyFibers, Haha, well voluntarily spending money on overpriced products vs. assault with firearms... Have to draw a line somewhere XD
  • Will wait for it on PS+. Every other NFS has ended up there.
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