EA and Criterion Games have just presented Need for Speed Unbound. The new NFS will debut on 12/2 this year only on PC and new consoles. Need for Speed Unbound will have over 140 cars, weekend tournaments, advanced police, and a new driving model While Unbound may not look like a graphical marvel, it's a PS5, XSX/S, and PC-only title, and will run in 4K and 60 FPS on all three platforms.
A map of Lakeshore was also revealed, with the city occupying about a quarter of the area. The city is called L-Train and at first glance, it looks like it was modeled after Chicago. And the rest of the map brings several small towns, winding mountain roads, sewers for wild street racing, a mine, a real racing track, and much more that has yet to be discovered.
We will drive, conquer and buy over 140 cars from the most important car manufacturers. You can find the entire list of cars here, and there is everything there. From the BMW M3, to the Lamborghini Aventador to the hybrid Polestar.
As in Heat, Unbound's focus is on street racing. You will start the story as a total beginner, and the ultimate goal is to become so good and famous that you are accepted into a street competition called The Grand.
It will be run only during the weekend, similar to, for example, the FIFA weekend tournament, and in order to earn your place in it you will need to earn enough money for the registration fee. Money is an essential element in Unbound.
Thus, the campaign works according to the principle of betting on oneself. To participate in the races, it will be necessary to invest your own money, if you win, you return it with bonuses, and in case of loss, you lose everything.
If we understand correctly, after the conquest, the money will have to be stored in a "bank" in some way, otherwise, the police can catch you and confiscate everything. And the more races you drive in one session, the more aggressive the blues will be.
Smarter policing and strategies
The developers promise that the run-in with the police will be anything but harmless. They will need to be able to recognize the advantages and disadvantages of different police vehicles, and then work out tactics on how to "take down" them or escape from them.
And if you don't like them, you can try to avoid them by using police scanners and other gadgets. EA didn't reveal too much about the multiplayer. It is said that there will be an option to race online with friends and others.
You will be able to participate in numerous competitions, and we assume that the weekend tournament The Grand will be partly conducted online.