How the PS5 brings Lakeshore to life in Need for Speed Unbound

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How the PS5 brings Lakeshore to life in Need for Speed Unbound

A look at how the DualSense controller and 3D Audio will immerse you in street racing.

Experience Need for Speed Unbound at 60fps and 4k resolution on PS5, feel every bump in the road through haptic feedback, and immerse yourself in the world of Lakeshore, a street racers’ playground! 

How the PS5 brings Lakeshore to life in Need for Speed Unbound

We recently debuted the reveal trailer for our latest Need for Speed. NFS Unbound is an all-new high energy instalment from Criterion Games launching December 2, 2022. As teased in the video above, your goal is to reach The Grand, Lakeshore’s ultimate street racing challenge by taking on weekly qualifiers (and outsmarting the cops). Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to deck out your garage with precision-tuned, custom rides and bump a suspension shaking global soundtrack.

Today, we’re going to dig into how PlayStation 5’s features will immerse you even further. Let’s dive in. 

60fps and 4k Resolution

The most realistic looking cars in Need for Speed history are paired with a vibrant graffiti-inspired art style to deliver high-energy visual and sound effects as you’re tearing through the streets of Lakeshore. Enjoy every detail thanks to the power of the PS5 unlocking 4k resolution, a 60fps framerate and 60Hz simulation rate that brings more responsive visuals and handling in the moments you need it most.

A richer world and more detailed car models

What’s the use in having a fresh new custom if no one’s around to see it? Lakeshore’s a popping city, and the PS5’s CPU allows for a higher density of traffic and pedestrians to deliver a more living world. When you’re testing out the latest upgrades on your ride, Lakeshore’s streets will be booming with other city dwellers taking care of business. That means plenty of cars to weave in and out of or scrape alongside… depending on your skill behind the wheel.

Richer car simulation also allows for a more in-depth handling model, creating an intuitive driving experience. Anyone can get in the seat but mastering the roads and earning a spot in The Grand is a completely different challenge that requires skill, bravery, and a trunk load of flair.

Haptic feedback

Feel the tyres on the road as the DualSense controller fires direct feedback to your fingertips. Don’t be afraid to get dirty too. Take your shiny custom off-road, collide with the competition, or spin out in spectacular fashion and feel every moment. Do what it takes to get ahead.

Richer audio

An immersive audio experience enables a deeper connection to NFS Unbound’s world and the cars living in it. Whether you’re rocking a Crown Vic or a souped up Hellcat, hear the roar of the engine bounce back off the walls of the city’s tallest buildings whilst the A$AP Rocky and AWGE-led soundtrack bumps in the background.

Discover Need for Speed Unbound Palace Edition

Street style is everything in Lakeshore. Pre-order* Need for Speed Unbound Palace Edition and get ahead of the crowd with three days early access plus exclusive Palace branded content including:

  • 4 stunningly intense new Custom Cars
  • Exclusive Palace Driving Effects
  • Stacked Palace Clothing Pack containing 20 exclusive items
  • Palace Decals and ‘Palifornia’ License Plate
  • Tri-Ferg Character Pose and Palace Banner Artwork

PLUS exclusive Unbound pre-order content:

  • Driving Effect
  • License Plate
  • Banner Artwork and Sticker
  • $150,000 Bank (Multiplayer use only)

We can’t wait to see you in Lakeshore when Need for Speed Unbound releases on December 2, 2022. Catch you on the streets!

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