Need for Speed ​​Unbound: 10 hour free trial on EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Need for Speed ​​Unbound: 10 hour free trial on EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate

Need for Speed ​​Unbound

Electronic Arts has confirmed that Need for Speed ​​Unbound will also offer a 10-hour free trial for subscribers to EA Play and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, in line with what happens with the major productions of the publisher, a few days ahead of the release date. .

Presented yesterday with an announcement trailer, Need for Speed ​​Unbound is the new chapter of the racing game series by Electronic Arts, coming December 2, 2022 on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X | S. As expected, since it is a flagship game in the EA catalog, it can be tried for free for 10 hours through the trial offered to EA Play subscribers, and consequently also to those subscribers to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, given that the two services on subscription are linked.

Access to this trial version will take place well in advance of the game's release: you can start trying Need for Speed ​​Unbound from 29 November 2022, therefore about three days before the scheduled release for the standard version of the game.

As we have seen, Need for Speed ​​Unbound presents a curious style that mixes a remarkable realism in the reproduction of settings and cars and more cartoonic elements and effects, taking up a bit the style of graffiti that is the common thread throughout the game. For the rest, we also saw resolution, frame rate, modes and other details revealed after the announcement.

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'Need for Speed Unbound' revives the racing series on December 2nd

The Need for Speed series hasn't been heard from since 2019's so-so Need for Speed Heat, but Criterion and EA are ready to bring it back — and they're tinkering with the formula once again. They've revealed Need for Speed Unbound, a follow-up to the fantasy racer that melds elements of street art (such as cel-shaded graphics and graffiti flourishes) with realistic-looking cars and a gameplay system that promises 'true consequence[s]' for your decisions. And did we mention that A$AP Rocky plays a prominent role?

You play a new racer who has to rise to the top of a street racing league to recover a 'priceless' car stolen from a family auto shop. A$AP Rocky will lead the Takeover Scene, a 'precision driving' mode that rewards style. His music (along with other hip-hop artists) will soundtrack the experience, and the trailer hints that you might even get to drive his custom Mercedes 190E.

Unbound will include familiar Need for Speed mechanics like police 'heat,' but you'll also get nitrous-fueled speed boosts in return for stylish driving. To no one's surprise, you'll have virtual currency-based customization that extends to elements like clothing and license plates. Free updates will include new features, modes and raw content.

The new title will be available December 2nd for PS5, Xbox Series X/S and PC. Sorry, you're high and dry if you hoped for a PS4 or Xbox One release. The bigger question is whether or not Unbound will accomplish what Heat didn't — that is, restore some of the excitement from Need for Speed's glory days.

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