Need for Speed Unbound Platforms: What platforms will Need for Speed Unbound be on?

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Need for Speed Unbound

After a three-year wait Need for Speed is back on multiple different platforms. Launching later this year, Need for Speed Unbound takes the series in a surprising new direction.

Back in the capable hands of Criterion Games, the official reveal trailer gave us a first proper look at the game’s unique art style, combining photorealistic cars with cel-shaded characters and flashy cartoon effects.

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But what are the Need for Speed Unbound platforms and is it coming to PS4 and Xbox One?

Need for Speed Unbound platforms

EA and Criterion Games have confirmed Need for Speed Unbound is releasing on PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

It isn’t coming to PS4 and Xbox One, so if you’re a NFS fan and a console gamer, it might be time to upgrade to PS5 and Xbox Series X|S now that the new consoles are more readily available.

Need for Speed Unbound platforms

Is Need for Speed Unbound current-gen only?

Months before the reveal, rumours claimed that Need for Speed Unbound is a current-gen-only game. Well, we can now confirm these rumours are true: NFS Unbound is skipping PS4 and Xbox One.

Need for Speed Unbound platforms
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This is disappointing news for PS4 and Xbox One owners, but it means Criterion can maximise the game’s potential on the current-gen PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles.

As a result, Need for Speed Unbound will run at 4K resolution and 60fps on PS5 and Xbox Series X|S – an impressive feat considering the game is set in a large open-world map called Lakeshore, inspired by Chicago.

PC system requirements

The Steam page has revealed the Need for Speed Unbound PC system requirements:

Minimum

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 2600, Core i5-8600
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: RX 570, GTX 1050 Ti
  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Recommended

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit
  • Processor: Ryzen 5 3600, Core i7-8700
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Radeon RX5700 (8GB), GeForce RTX 2070 (8GB)
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  • DirectX: Version 12
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 50 GB available space

Release date

The Need for Speed Unbound release date is 2 December for PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. Pre-orders are now live and there are several editions with exclusive bonuses including a Palace Edition that gives you three days early access on 29 November.