Earlier this week, the official Need for Speed Twitter account teased a reveal of the next game in the franchise.
An online retailer, however, has jumped the gun. Presenting Need for Speed: Unbound, with an estimated release date of 2022.
Developed by Criterion, best known for their work on the Burnout series and Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Need for Speed Unbound seems like a throwback to the franchise’s glory days of Need for Speed: Underground. The leaked images preview a stylistic racer that features street races and personality in the car designs.
The game’s listed features are as follows:
- Beat the clock, outsmart the cops, and compete in weekly qualifiers for Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge: The Grand. Fill your garage with precision-tuned custom machines, put on your own style and exclusive looks, and light up the streets with a soundtrack that resonates from every corner of the world.
- The world is your canvas:
Bringing graffiti to life in a completely new visual style, combining the latest in street art with the most realistic cars in Need for Speed history. Access a new toolkit full of energetic visuals and sound effects, including a new boost element, Burst Nitrous, for dizzying speed.
- Fully demonstrate your abilities and express yourself:
Go to meetups and show off your style with many items, including limited edition gear, from the latest fashions in the world. Then add the finishing touches to your car’s style, transforming it with unique wraps and cut-out items to match your legendary custom car, and take the lead in races and put your winning pose above the competition.
- Find your freedom as it flows:
A soundtrack featuring pioneering artists in the modern hip-hop scene, including A$AP Rocky and AWGE, presents creative songs that transcend genre boundaries. Deliver. The original music was produced by French producer Brodinsky. The songs, which are closely related to various hip-hop expressions from around the world, embody the underground culture itself, which can be said to be the heart of Lake Shore.
We’ll learn more about Need for Speed Unbound tomorrow during the game’s official reveal.