Need for Speed ​​Unbound: requirements for speeding on PC revealed

Need for Speed ​​Unbound: requirements for speeding on PC revealed

Need for Speed ​​Unbound

Yesterday afternoon we witnessed the great return of Need for Speed, with Electronic Arts and Criterion showing the new main chapter of the series to the whole world. Now that Need for Speed ​​Unbound has been officially revealed, fans of this series have been able to get a first look at this new iteration thanks to the announcement trailer. Now, after a few hours, the official page of the game on Steam has also appeared, thanks to which we discover several more details.

Unfortunately, no gameplay footage has yet been shown, and even the Steam page features only some of the screenshots taken directly from the trailer released yesterday. Despite this, EA and Criterion have already stated that Need for Speed ​​Unbound will feature a revised physics engine compared to past chapters and a freely explorable open world map driving the racing cars in the game.

At this point, let's see what are the requirements of the PC version of the new Need for Speed.

Minimum requirements

Operating system: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: Ryzen 5 2600, Core i5-8600 Memory: 8GB RAM Video Card: RX 570, GTX 1050 Ti DirectX: Version 12 Network: Broadband Internet Connection Memory: 50GB Available Space

Recommended Requirements

Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit Processor: Ryzen 5 3600, Core i7-8700 Memory: 16GB RAM Video Card: Radeon RX5700 (8GB), GeForce RTX 2070 (8GB) DirectX: Version 12 Network: Broadband Internet Connection Memory: 50 GB of available space

'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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