Need for Speed Unbound PS5

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 unshackles a full gameplay trailer from 8AM PT / 4PM BST.

The short GIF attached to the message shows off all of the crazy animated effects that developer Criterion is adding to the title, like hand-drawn tire smoke and speaker-style wings. We also get a glimpse of the customisation, as the S14 taking centre stage has nothing but a roll cage as a roof – it looks pretty sick, as the kids would say.

All in all, we’re excited to get our first proper look at the vehicle handling, as this is the most important part of any racing game. Apparently, it’s all been built from the ground-up for new-gen consoles like PS5, so it should feel great. With Sony’s latest console largely starved of must-play arcade racers, we’ve got everything crossed this delivers.