Need For Speed Unbound trailer teases free content update

Need for Speed Unbound teases all-new cars, events, and more for next week's free update!
Need For Speed Unbound Vol 2 Update Image
Image: EA

Need for Speed Unbound, the troubled sequel in the hit racing franchise from developer Criterion Games and publisher Electronic Arts, has released a trailer for the new content update.

The update features new challenges, events, cars and more. It will roll out on March 21st, 2023. Need for Speed Unbound is available on PC, PlayStation and Xbox. Here’s the brand-new content trailer:

Need for Speed Unbound has been met with a disappointing number of mixed reviews since it launched in November 2022. The overlapping animation effects and visuals were certainly a bold new direction for the series, but it also built up a lot of division early on. And after launch, there was a lot of fan backlash for the general lack of content.

So, the game is in a serious uphill battle to please the fanbase right now, and any new content will be decisive in rebuilding the player base. Fortunately, the so-called “Volume 2” update will be free. However, it remains to be seen if it really introduces enough for players to revisit the game or continue racing.

The new events and hot laps will definitely be a welcome addition, since finding new ways to interact with the environment is a highlight of the game. The setting needs to live and breathe a little more.

It wouldn’t matter how many new challenges the devs added, it just wouldn’t have been enough. The keys to the map feature should also make it easier to tidy up what activity players feel like aiming for.

This free update is sort of a step in the right direction, but it’s going to be tough to win over fans who already disagree with the general mechanics and tone of the new game.

You can read more about Need for Speed Unbound, EA, and other hit racing series by checking out the rest of our news section!

Anthony Fertino

Anthony Fertino

Anthony Fertino is a novelist and lifelong gamer, born and raised in Southern California. He's been a content writer for over 10 years, and studied film at SMC for 4 years. When he isn't playing shooters, RPGs, or indies, he's reading SFF novels and trying the latest tabletop games.

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