Need for Speed Unbound developer Criterion has revealed the game won’t be getting any major updates or content additions until the end of January 2023, when the first update is expected to arrive. Few details on the first update have been revealed but we do know it will expand social play features.
When will the first Need for Speed 2023 update be released?
Players “can expect more info and updates” from the development team towards the end of January 2023, according to EA’s Global Community Manager Jeff Braddock. The team had previously announced the first game update will “focus on expanding social play features”, but this is all we know about it so far.
Beyond the Need for Speed Unbound January 2023 update, content updates will include new modes, social features, new cars, more customization content, and progression for Lakeshore Online. There will also be premium experience packs. None of this content has a release date window at the moment.
NFS Unbound has rebooted the franchise with its brand of arcade racing wrapped up in cel-shaded cartoon graphics. The game managed to propel itself into contention for the PSLS Game of the Year award for Best Sports or Racing Game 2023, the results of which can be seen here.