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Need for Speed Unbound is Getting a Second Year of Content Updates

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We rather liked Need for Speed Unbound when it released in December 2022. And while it may not have sold like wildfire, EA and Criterion must be somewhat happy with its performance as a second year of content updates has just been promised, celebrating 30 years of the series’ history.

This year will see four major updates land for Need for Speed Unbound, each bringing with it at least one new mode or feature, 2 new fully customisable vehicles, and a Speed Pass. Over the next year, then, Need for Speed Unbound will continue to grow, offering players new events, playlists and challenges to complete, on top of bug fixes, quality-of-life enhancements and more.

We should also note that a paid premium Speed Pass will be available in each update. Alongside the free pass, it will allow players to earn themselves some premium cosmetics if they don’t mind forking out a little money.

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What’s neat is that some of the updates will be themed around classic Need for Speed games. The second update, called Drag & Drift, is inspired by Need for Speed Underground, for example, while the third, Cops vs. Racers, is inspired by Need for Speed Hot Pursuit.

It’s clear that Criterion is hopeful to please fans, and also gain valuable feedback that may shape the future of the franchise. So, if you have any love for the Need for Speed series, why not get involved? If you’re a PlayStation Plus Extra, Xbox Game Pass Premium or EA Play subscriber, it’s included for you to play at no additional cost.

Editor in Chief // An avid gamer since discovering the wonders of the Acorn Electron in the '80s, Rich has nearly played more games than he's had hot dinners. Not one to put all his eggs in one basket, Rich is happy to play games of all genres, but he particularly enjoys racing games and anything that's full of non-stop action, especially if it includes a good dose of humour, horror or crudeness!