Need for Speed Unbound: First Update Outlined, Longtime Developers Leaving Criterion
As developer Criterion Games has announced, there will be new multiplayer features in Need for Speed Unbound as an update in early 2023. There are also personnel changes at developer Criterion.
Since the beginning of December, the fictional town of Lakeshore can be made unsafe in Need for Speed Unbound. Criterion Games’ arcade racing game gets decent approval on Steam. In the last few weeks, the new arcade racer has been able to place itself at the top of the sales charts in Germany. Now, community manager Jeff Braddock has announced that it is starting New multiplayer features in early 2023 will be in the game.
Developer Criterion gets new leader
New game modes and social features will be coming to Lakeshore Online for free at the end of January. So far, there are no police chases in multiplayer. In addition, you only get access to the production models of the cars you have earned from the campaign. The tuning is divided into single player mode and Lakeshore Online. In further updates there should be new cars and more. Since December 2nd is NFS: Unbound for PC on SteamOrigin, in the Epic Games Store, as well as for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S at Amazon available in the stores.
Shortly after the release of Need for Speed UnboundDeparture of five veterans cope. In addition to Vice President Matt Webster, head of development Alan McDairmant has also left the British developer studio. In addition, executive producer Pete Lake and technical director Andrei Shires have stepped down. The new Development Lead for Need for Speed is Geoff Smith, who previously worked on the Dirt series and Grid at Codemasters. The new head of EA’s racing games department is David Rutter, who has successfully led FIFA development for many years. It was only in May 2022 that Codemasters owner EA merged the British studios Codemasters Cheshire and Criterion.the developer studio Criterion must den
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Need for Speed Unbound Updates Collection:
- Need for Speed Unbound will get a free multiplayer update in late January 2023. There will be new game modes and new social features in Lakeshore Online.
- In further updates there should be new cars and more.
- Geoff Smith, who previously worked on the Codemasters Dirt series, is now at the helm of the Criterion development studio. Before the release of the new Need for Speed, Matt Webster and Alain McDairmant were responsible for Criterion, but both have left the company.
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