It appears that footage from Need for Speed Unbound was posted online after someone obtained a pre-release copy of the game. There are presently two videos showing almost twenty minutes of gameplay on YouTube, however, they might not stay up for very long given how quickly EA’s DMCA team works.
Although the first video was recorded at 720p and the second at 1080p, the image quality is far from perfect, this is the longest segment of Need for Speed Unbound gameplay yet.
Criterion Games, who took over from Ghost Games and developed Need for Speed Unbound, is back with the franchise.
The Need for Speed installment’s release was postponed last year when EA decided to launch Battlefield 2042 with all hands on deck, briefly pausing development as Criterion was requested to assist DICE with the game’s release.
On October 6th, EA made the game official, confirming reports that it would include hybrid realistic/anime visuals (cel-shaded figures, optional anime-style graphic effects, but realistic landscapes), as well as a renewed emphasis on street racing. Although EA Play/EA Play Pro subscribers and owners of the Palace Edition can access the game three days sooner, the game’s official release date is December 2.