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Need For Speed 2022 will reportedly have ‘anime elements’


"This year’s reported Need for Speed title will adopt a “photo-realistic” art style mixed with anime elements, it has been claimed.

Speaking on his premium Giantbomb show Grubbsnax (transcribed by VGC), VentureBeat’s Jeff Grubb said that the newest entry in the racing franchise will adopt a striking new art style.

“It’s going to be photo-realistic, but it’s going to have on top of that, anime elements,” Grubb said.

He added: “You know when you see a car commercial or something like that and the car’s driving around, but then cartoons flames and stuff are flying off it? That’s the kind of the aesthetic that they seem to be going for.”

Grubb also explained that some of the franchise’s popular multiplayer suite would return.

“Autolog is back for multiplayer, you can customise all the pieces of your car, that’s back,” he said. Autolog was the in-game social network in previous Need for Speed titles that would allow players to access multiplayer content.

Finally, Grubb claimed that the game would be set in a fictionalised version of Chicago called Lake Shore City.

Criterion wants to make it feel like a real city, even though it’s a fictionalised version of a city,” he explained.
 

Danjin44

The nicest person on this forum
 
He added: “You know when you see a car commercial or something like that and the car’s driving around, but then cartoons flames and stuff are flying off it? That’s the kind of the aesthetic that they seem to be going for.”

Cartoon flames = anime? Kentaro Miura spinning in his grave.
 

JayK47

Member
I actually have enjoyed this series for the last several games. Good filler in between Forza Horizon games. I tend to grab these on sale for very reasonable prices. It has been a while since they last released a title.
 

RaZoR No1

Member
Honestly, as long they move away from "Brake to Drift" and "Drift racing is faster than Grip racing" I am fine with anything they do visually.

We already have enough games with Photorealistic graphics IMO.

Bring back games like Auto Modellista.
 

EverydayBeast

thinks Halo Infinite is a new graphical benchmark
This is why need 4 speed will never beat GT or Forza you really have nothing to lose though if you’re need 4 speed who’s image is cops, cool soundtracks and that movie we got years ago.
speed GIF by Shotopop
 

sachos

Member
It could be good if they manage to replicate the Auto Modelista or Initial D PS2 games aesthetics no?
 
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