Need for Speed ​​Unbound: Developers Respond to Biggest Criticism

Need for Speed ​​Unbound combines realistic graphics with a celshaded look. Not everyone likes that. However, in races you can do without comic effects completely.

EA is already forwarding Dec 2, 2022 a new Need for Speed ​​in the race. However, the fairly recent announcement raised eyebrows. For Unbound, Criterion Games uses a mix of realistic graphics and a comedic look. And that’s really not to every player’s taste.

If it doesn’t work for you at all, you might be happy with the developers’ latest statement: Because on Twitter Criterion Games confirmed that the comedic look can be reduced or turned off completely, at least in certain aspects of the game, as well as customized for personal preference.

If you are already interested in which vehicles you can drive in Unbound, we have a practical overview for you. We have collected all 143 vehicles for you in our car list, waiting for you to drive in the latest Need for Speed. From BMW to Ford to Nissan and Lamborghini:

Need for Speed ​​Unbound: All 143 cars at a glance


car list

Need for Speed ​​Unbound: All 143 cars at a glance

Tired of the cartoon effects? The solution is simple

Yesterday Criterion Games released a new video for Need for Speed ​​Unbound, which also shows some snippets of gameplay. The teaser mainly focused on the racing effects that (can) be used while driving.

In concrete terms, this means that certain actions – such as using the boost – give a comic effect, for example in the form of an exaggerated plume of smoke. In Unbound, the player must be in control of exactly what these graffiti-inspired effects look like – or not.

Because Criterion Games developers also confirm Twitter: If you don’t feel like it, you can just turn it off completely. In fact, the effects in comic strips are probably optional tuning accessories that no one needs to install.

Need for Speed ​​​​​​Unbound: Gameplay Trailer Shows - You Control the New Look


Need for Speed ​​​​​​Unbound: Gameplay Trailer Shows – You Control the New Look

You will of course get a concrete impression of this in the dewy teaser trailer of Need for Speed ​​Unbound. In any case, there are a few gameplay snippets on display, allowing you to judge for yourself whether the comedic effects suit your taste or not.

Players only have to deal with that make friends with the NPCs in celshading optics, which can be seen on the first Need for Speed ​​Unbound screenshots. But let’s face it: how often do they show up while actively playing a Need for Speed?

Need for Speed ​​Unbound – View Images of the New NFS Racing Game

The most important information about NfS Unbound

Need for Speed ​​​​​​Unbound appears on December 2, 2022 for PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X/S. Anyone who has subscribed to EA Play will be able to play starting November 29. The game was only officially announced recently after Electronic Arts released a first trailer in early October. The story and optics (apart from the comical look, at least) are reminiscent of the classic racing game and fans’ favorite underground.

Need for Speed ​​Unbound shows its first racing action in the Reveal trailer


Need for Speed ​​Unbound shows its first racing action in the Reveal trailer

What do you think of Need for Speed ​​Underground’s racing effects in the comical graphics: are you looking forward to the innovation or can you do without it? Or would you rather wait until you get a concrete picture of it while playing? Let us know in the comments!

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