Need For Speed Unbound: Release date, gameplay details & everything we know

Sam Comrie
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EA’s iconic racing franchise is back as Need For Speed Unbound shifts gears into the next-gen era. Whether you’re looking for release date information or gameplay details – here’s everything you need to know about the latest NFS game.

The Need For Speed franchise has adorned players with some of the best racing games ever. Whether you were obsessed with Need For Speed Underground 2, Carbon or Most Wanted – there has been a franchise entry for everyone.

Since 2013 developers Ghost Games have been overseeing the future of NFS, and now, Need For Speed Unbound is set to be their next title. Jump into your Nissan Skyline and pump up the tunes, as we’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about the game.


Need For Speed Unbound
Need For Speed Unbound is the next chapter in the racing series.

Does Need For Speed Unbound have a release date?

Yes, Need For Speed Unbound will release on December 2, 2022, which means players won’t have to wait too much longer before they can get behind the wheel.

What platforms will Need For Speed Unbound release on?

Need For Speed Unbound will be released on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

EA Play members will be able to take part in a 10-hour trial starting November 29. Additionally, EA Play Pro members on PC can access the Need for Speed Unbound Palace Edition, which goes live on November 29 — three days before launch.


Check out the game’s high-octane official reveal trailer below:

A new trailer, which highlights the new risk versus reward dynamic was released on October 18.

The latest trailer revealed on November 22 showcased a full race in action.

Gameplay details

Need for Speed Unbound will introduce a consequence system with a risk and reward dynamic playing out before and after every race. Players will get to make bets which could go their way or cost them, should they lose or miscalculate a risk.

The game’s story will involve a robbery at a family auto shop that sets two friends on the path to becoming the ultimate street racer and reclaiming the priceless car that was stolen from them.

The game’s art style is heavily influenced by graffiti which comes to life as players ride
through the city. The more players race, the more heat they build up. So players will need to outdrive or
outsmart cops using new escape mechanics. Escaping can lead to significant rewards or even consequences if they get busted.

Musical artist A$AP Rocky will appear in-game as the leader of the Takeover Scene, a new replayable precision driving mode that brings together the game’s racing community.

So, that’s everything we know about our return to the Need For Speed universe. For more information on upcoming video game releases, check out these other titles: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild sequel | Mario + Rabbits Sparks of Hope  Hogwarts Legacy | Forspoken | The Elder Scrolls 6 | Assassin’s Creed Infinity | Hollow Knight Silksong

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