Need for Speed Unbound News
News Need for Speed Unbound Volume 2 Brings New Events, Features in Major Update
Need for Speed Unbound is a highly entertaining arcade racer, but let's be honest, the online multiplayer and post-game experience isn't particularly interesting. That looks set to change pretty soon, though, as developer Criterion has just announced the first post-launch update, called Volume 2. This free game update is a pretty big...
News More Info About Need for Speed Unbound's Post-Launch Support Coming in January
Criterion isn't done yet
Need for Speed Unbound arrived to little fanfare earlier this month. It's a shame, because the PS5 arcade racer is really rather good — probably the best the series has been in a long time. Whether or not you've joined the crew, Criterion Games clearly isn't finished with the stylish street racing title just yet. In a...
News Need for Speed Unbound PS5 File Size Leaves Plenty of Room in the Garage
EA Play trial begins tomorrow
This year is going out in style with several big releases launching at the beginning of December. Among them is Need for Speed Unbound, the latest effort to revitalise the arcade racer. Featuring a bunch of flashy effects and a new city to burn through, the game certainly looks promising, and it won't be long until we...
News Need for Speed Unbound's Overly Aggressive Social Media Apologises
Feeling the heat
Update: Well, this isn’t very rebellious, is it? Need for Speed Unbound has been playing it fast and loose on social media, and it’s been drawing attention to the game. However, it seems executives have got cold feet on the strategy, and the account has apologised for its overly aggressive tone earlier in the week. While we...
News Need for Speed Unbound Looks a Little Flat in Chunky PS5 Trailer
EA still seems reluctant to show uninterrupted footage of Need for Speed Unbound, but at least this gameplay trailer has a good chunk of actual racing in it. From the clip, we get to see the setup that will precede each race, as you have to buy-in to each event and bet against rivals – and then we see the core, arcade action. In...
News Need for Speed Unbound Trophies Drive You to Play Online if You Want That Platinum
Driving you crazy
Upcoming PS5 arcade racer Need for Speed Unbound is fast approaching its 2nd December release date, and we're looking forward to getting in the driver's seat. You know we're getting close to a game's launch day when Trophies start to appear online, and PSNProfiles is here once again with the full list of trinkets. You can view the...
News Need for Speed Unbound's PS5 Soundtrack Will Make You Feel Old
But it ain't bad
We’ve already established that Need for Speed Unbound is way too cool for school, so you can only imagine what its soundtrack looks like. Look, we hate drawing attention to our thinning hair, but genuinely we’re struggling with this list of artists. A$AP Rocky was a given, he’s a character in the game, after all. And we’ve...
News Need for Speed Unbound's Takeover Mode Is All About Driving with Style
New mode shown off
Need for Speed Unbound is just under a month away at this point, and it looks pretty promising from what we've seen so far. A new gameplay trailer has just arrived, this time focusing on a new mode — Takeover. These are replayable events that are all about driving with style to rack up points. Think of it a bit like gymkhana in...
News You Can Customise the Sound of Your Exhaust in PS5's Need for Speed Unbound
EA has promised unprecedented customisation in Need for Speed Unbound, and that extends to the sound of your exhaust. Anyone who lives near a busy road will know Boy Racers™ love to make a racket, and in Criterion’s upcoming race-‘em-up you’ll be able to determine the timbre, tone, and much more of your car...
News Puma, Versace Among the Real-Life Brands in PS5's Need for Speed Unbound
You're not cool enough, pal
If you didn’t get the memo yet, Need for Speed Unbound is cool – it’s hip, trendy, lit. Y’know, everything you’re not! Anyway, despite the title’s cel-shaded look, it’s going to have tons of real-life brands inside it. And we’re talking proper fashionable labels here, like Palace Skateboards, Versace,...
News Need for Speed Unbound Has 10,000 Customisation Options on PS5
Pimp your own ride
Everyone loves customising their favourite cars, right? Well, what if we told you the upcoming Need for Speed Unbound has over 10,000 customisation options in total? From wraps and cutaways to rims, the new arcade racer from Criterion has got it all – and the art department’s gone a little crazy, with custom pizza wheels and a...
News Bet Against Rivals, Outrun the Cops in Need for Speed Unbound PS5 Gameplay Trailer
Risk and reward
Our latest look at Need for Speed Unbound is here, and it gives us a glimpse at what races will be like in this stylish racer. As you would expect, the game is primarily about illegal street races, so the police will be on patrol and out to get you. This includes during events, so you'll have to watch your tail even if you're in the...
News New Need for Speed Unbound Gameplay Video Drifts into View Tomorrow
Smoke and mirrors
Need for Speed Unbound's close-cut announcement may actually be to its benefit. With the game out in a matter of weeks, it's got a lot of ground to cover between now and 2nd December, and the drip-feed of info is keeping it in the news cycle. Case in point: we're getting another new gameplay video tomorrow: This comes exactly a...
News Yes, You Can Turn the Effects Off in Need for Speed Unbound
Well, most of them
Update: It turns out you can turn off most of the game's effects, not all of them: Original Story: One of the most interesting aspects of Need for Speed Unbound so far is its visual style. It combines some quite realistic car models with cel-shaded characters and all kinds of extra effects, giving it a sort of graffiti and...
News Need for Speed Unbound Looks Super Stylish in Short Gameplay Clip
Hot off the heels of its flashy reveal trailer, Need for Speed Unbound has just debuted a short but sweet look at gameplay footage. It's only about 30 seconds long, but there's just about enough here to get a feel for how the arcade racer will look in motion. Of course, you'll be able to customise all the special effects on your car as...
Random Need for Speed Twitter Is Beefing with Everyone Right Now
No one is safe
The new Need for Speed game is cool – but its official Twitter account is trying to be cooler. Rather than settle for standard, clinical public relations, EA has perhaps cottoned on to the modern style of corporate social media: embrace the memes and don’t give a sh*t! That’s why the game’s community manager is basically...
News Stylish PS5 Reboot Need for Speed Unbound Bringing Gameplay Imminently
With the game officially announced last week and due out in less than two months, Need for Speed Unbound was always going to have a compressed promotional cycle. And the upshot to that is we’ll be getting gameplay this week! As confirmed on the franchise’s Twitter account, EA will be serving up fresh “drip” from tomorrow, when it...
News Need for Speed Unbound Has Largest Launch Lineup of Cars in the Series
Gonna need a bigger garage
A big part of the appeal of the Need for Speed franchise is its plush selection of licensed cars. For decades the series has featured dozens of real-world vehicles, and depending on the game, you could customise them completely to suit your street-racing tastes. Need for Speed Unbound, the just-announced new entry, seems...
News Need for Speed Unbound Runs 4K, 60fps on PS5 with Full Crossplay
Has a full-length offline single player campaign
Need for Speed Unbound, with its vivid urban style, is looking like the best entry in EA’s arcade racing series for some time – and as the window gets wound down on the release’s 2nd December launch, the details are just getting better. Namely, an exclusive IGN interview confirms you can expect...
News Need for Speed Unbound Is Unlike Any Arcade Racer You've Seen Before
Revs up PS5 from 2nd December
Need for Speed Unbound’s debut trailer has, well, debuted a couple of hours earlier than it was supposed to. The clip – as we expected from yesterday’s first screenshots – is absolutely bursting with style, with cel-shaded character models and bundles of visual effects. These stylised elements all contrast with...
News Need for Speed Unbound Adopts a Bold New Look in First PS5 Screens
Need for Speed is a franchise that’s been in need of a facelift for some time, and new game Unbound is bound to split opinion. While the title’s not officially due to be announced until later this week, Japanese retailer Neowing has prematurely uploaded the first PS5 assets fr
News Need for Speed PS5's Reveal Trailer Is Around the Hairpin Bend
After much speculation and rumours – including a complete rebranding of the franchise’s social media pages – the next Need for Speed will finally be revealed this week, on 6th October. The video, which will premiere on YouTube, is already
News Need for Speed Social Media Fired Up Ahead of Impending PS5 Reveal
The new Need for Speed game, rumoured to be subtitled Unbound, is allegedly scheduled to hit the starting line on 2nd December, 2022. However, outside of the odd rumours, we still don’t really know much about the release. It looks like that will change this week, as the series’ official Twitter account has been overhauled. One fan asked...
Rumour Next Need for Speed Game Reveal Imminent, Out in December
Reportedly called Need for Speed Unbound
EA appears to be leaving the announcement of this year's Need for Speed title incredibly late as a new report from Tom Henderson at Insider Gaming says the next entry will release on 2nd December 2022. An official reveal will reportedly take place "within the next two weeks", and the game will be called Need...
Rumour Upcoming Need for Speed, Avatar Games Reportedly Release in November
That's when you'll be able to obtain-y 'em
While many major games are being pushed back into 2023, it's starting to look like 2022 will be sent off with a bang. God of War Ragnarok is heavily rumoured to be releasing in November, and we were meant to get confirmation of that today, though it wasn't to be. However, that's not the only title lining up...
News Criterion Games and Codemasters Cheshire Merge into One Need for Speed Studio
Ex-Evolution team to join Criterion
The next Need for Speed is still shrouded in mystery, but we do know one thing for certain: Criterion Games is leading development on the project. Rumoured to be current-gen only, the upcoming racer will be yet another refresh for the series, which has struggled to align itself properly for years. Hopefully this...