After a sublime cinematic announcement, the new racing game signed EA shows us what is hidden under its hood.
A few days ago, EA announced (following some leaks) the succession of its cult racing franchise Need for Speed. The new game titled NFS: Unbound takes a real turn not on the road but on the artistic side. The license goes to the stand for a refurbishment which is not to displease. With a subtle blend of realistic graphics and animated special effects that are reminiscent of Arcane and the productions of the genre, the studio has a nice new evolution of its classic recipe.
With a release scheduled for December 2, the communication around the game promises to force on the nitro. The first boost for marketing comes from the unveiling of racing snippets and customization of the game’s effects. EA is already clearing itself to reassure players who prefer a game without bright colors and other frills.
The new generation bling
The “street look” from Need for Speed takes on another dimension with an artistic direction with small onions. With characters taken straight from a production such asEntergalactic and the special effects that go with it, EA manages to perfect a new visual identity that the franchise desperately needed. The first gameplay excerpts show a perfect synergy between these two styles, which are diametrically opposed to each other.
It will be possible to customize the smallest details of the special effects of his car, and deactivate them if they bother. With such extensive customization, it’s a safe bet that the rest of the vehicle will also be modular. EA also lets it be implied in a reassuring tweet:
“Yes, it is possible to disable the effects. In fact, it is even possible not to install them on the vehicle, like any other part of a car.”
Yes, you can turn the effects off. In fact, you can choose to never put them on in the first place. Just like any other part of a car
— Need for Speed (@NeedforSpeed) October 11, 2022
True essence of previous episodes, the famous drifts at the Fast and Furious are back in this episode, in an even more bling envelope. Motor racing by EA and Criterion promises an explosion of speed and color when Need for Speed Unbound will be coming to PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series next December 2.