You can change or disable anime effects on cars needing speed

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Another week, another drop of information for Need For Speed ​​Unbound. The next racing game to be released later this year, and the return of Criterion Games as the series’ lead developer, brings a bold new direction, particularly in its art.

These “anime effects” as early reports call them, the game calls them “driving effect tags”, which make your car let out a sick street art effect when you press the boost . From turning tire smoke into various cel-shaded hues, to sprouting fenders as you catch air. From paint splatters and drips from exhaust tips to small icons floating on car roof.

Interestingly, you can select from a list of different tags, each with a different color and graphic style.

Or if you find these effects off-putting or cringe, as explained on Need For Speed’s Twitter, you simply cannot equip ride effects.

The tweet reads: “Yes, you can turn the effects off. In fact, you can choose to never put them on in the first place. Just like any other part of a car.

The last sentence also revealed something else, as noted in the new blog post: Need For Speed ​​Unbound also lets you remove certain car parts, “where you can expose your car’s mechanical innards.” This is a new customization option not seen in previous titles.

Need For Speed ​​Unbound’s hero car, the Mercedes-Benz 190E driven by A$AP Rocky, has its rear bumper completely removed.

The rest of the blog post is a good read, where the Criterion team explains the wild new art direction as the embodiment of the subtitle: don’t be bound by convention.

Need For Speed ​​Unbound is set to release on December 2 on PS5, PC (Steam, Epic Games Store, EA App), and Xbox Series X|S.

Source: Need for Speed

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