Need for Speed Unbound’s Graffiti Effects Can Be Changed

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Need for Speed Unbound will let players customize its graffiti-style driving effects.

A new gameplay video revealed on Twitter shows the customization options, urging players to “get noticed”.

It’s all part of the game’s visual style that matches realistic vehicles with colorful, animated street art.

The customization comes with smoke effects, speed lines, emotes, and a lot more. It’s as if players are creating their own driving anime.


A follow-up tweet also ensures that the effects can be turned off as needed.

“In fact, you can choose to never put them on in the first place. Just like any other part of a car,” it reads.

Darren White, Need for Speed Unbound’s art director, has given details in a new blog post.

“We wanted to deliver an art style that matters for gameplay, one that clearly celebrates player actions, enhance the player experience, and rewards them along the way,” he said. “We wanted to take players to that next level in Need for Speed Unbound with our driving VFX, which we call ‘Tags.'”

“Need for Speed Unbound’s realistic-looking world and cars really help ground the visuals,” he continued. “Taking inspiration from street art and other media, we creatively subvert the characters and visual effects, turning them into expressionistic illustrations of ‘you’ and ‘your actions.’ It’s literally ‘graffiti-coming-to-life.'”

Need for Speed Unbound will be released on 2nd December on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, and PC.

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