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Gorgeous Need For Speed Underground 2 remake switches to Unreal Engine 5

Gorgeous Need For Speed Underground 2 remake switches to Unreal Engine 5

Fans are working on a Need For Speed Underground 2 remake in Unreal Engine 5 - and the gameplay looks incredible.

Need For Speed Unbound is almost out, bringing with it a brand new visual identity for the series. It may have split the opinion of fans but then again, the first NFS title launched in 1994. Reinvention is inevitable. The title seems to be going down well in early access. Twitter user aurahack wrote, “I have no idea why [EA] didn't put all their marketing money into it because I'm so god damn excited to say that NFS is f**king back it's SO GOOD.”

That’s what we like to hear. Despite it being the eve of a brand new instalment in the franchise though, fans can’t help but reminisce about their nostalgic favourites. Last month, Need For Speed Underground 2 turned 18 years old and fans all said the same thing: We need a remake. Well, there are no plans for an official remake right now but some fans are taking matters into their own hands.

Check out the trailer for Need For Speed Unbound below.

The Need For Speed Underground 2 fan remake is the work of YouTube channel 2Unreal4Underground. Created by Ivan and Killian, as reported by DSOGaming, the project was originally set to be made in Unreal Engine 4 but the duo have now switched over to Unreal Engine 5. This is very exciting news because take my word, the project already looked incredible and now it’s only going to get better.

In a recent video update, the duo showcased menu customisation plus some new gameplay footage. This fan project is truly like no other. Just look at the gameplay. You could tell me that this is an official EA title and I’d believe you. Updating fans on the project, Ivan and Killian wrote, “We are currently shifting the project to UE5 and refactoring some stuff so that will take some time, also we need to wait for FMOD support for the newest update. I can already say, the performance increases with Unreal Engine 5 and tests gave us more stable physics and a more predictable simulation.”

Of course, fans were impressed. One user wrote, “More hype for this than Unbound,” whilst another added, “You are literally making my dream come true. This looks incredible.” Keep up the good work fellas.

Featured Image Credit: 2Unreal4Underground via YouTube

Topics: Need For Speed, EA, Unreal Engine