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Need For Speed Unbound

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: Criterion
Release Date: Dec. 2, 2022

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'Need for Speed Unbound' Shows Off Extended Look At Meetups and Side Bets Gameplay - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Nov. 21, 2022 @ 2:00 p.m. PST

Need For Speed Unbound puts players in the driver seat of their own street racing fantasy as they outsmart cops and prove they have what it takes to win The Grand, Lakeshore's ultimate street racing challenge.

Need For Speed Unbound features an all-new, unique visual style blending elements of street art with the most realistic looking cars in the franchise’s history. The innovative single player campaign delivers thrills and consequences through an immersive narrative that engages players in the city of Lakeshore as they race, collect, upgrade, and customize the world's hottest performance cars on their way to the top of the scene.

Need For Speed Unbound challenges the conventions of the racing genre and ups the ante by introducing true consequence with impactful risk and reward for every race, decision and side bet made. Players uncover the world of Lakeshore when a robbery at a family auto-shop tears two friends apart and sets a rookie racer on a journey to win the ultimate street race and reclaim the priceless car that was stolen from them.

Need For Speed Unbound is built for the new generation of technology and will feature 4K resolution at 60 FPS for the first time in the series.

The race doesn’t end when the game launches! The world of Lakeshore never stands still through a series of free content updates that will be made available after launch and include new features, experiences, content drops and more. Additional details on post-launch content will be revealed soon.

EA & Criterion released a new Need for Speed Unbound extended gameplay video which provides the deepest look yet at the high octane action players can look forward to as well as a first look at Speed Race events including Meetups and Side Bets.

In Need for Speed Unbound, meetups are an underground scene where players can meet up with other street racers to show off their style, custom rides and put their hard earned money on the line. Each meetup gives players the ability to organize races, earn cash for wins and explore new areas of Lakeshore City. Sideline spectators can also participate in the race by placing Side Bets and putting it all on the line for their favorite racer.

Need For Speed Unbound is available for pre-order through November 29, 2022. Players who pre-order now will receive an exclusive pack of Unbound content, including a driving effects pack, decals, license plate, banner artwork, stickers and $150,000 Bank in their wallet when they first join multiplayer and more. 

Need For Speed Unbound Palace Edition, a deluxe offering created in partnership with Palace Skateboards, will offer players exclusive content, including four stunning custom cars, a clothing pack, driving effect, decals and license plate, character pose and banner artwork for $79.99. More to be revealed at a later date.

EA Play members can also play Need For Speed Unbound early with a 10-hour trial starting November 29, and enjoy exclusive recurring in-game benefits. Additionally, EA Play Pro members on PC will enjoy unlimited access to the Need For Speed Unbound Palace Edition starting November 29, three days before the game officially launches. For more information on EA Play and EA Play Pro, see

Need For Speed Unbound is coming to PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC (EA app, Origin, Steam and Epic Game Store) on December 2, 2022 at $69.99.

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