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Racing classic Need For Speed: Underground 2 gets an Unreal Engine 4-powered fan remake

The remake features revamped visuals and gameplay (Image source: 2Unreal4Underground)
The remake features revamped visuals and gameplay (Image source: 2Unreal4Underground)
Youtuber Ivan Novozhilov recently shared WIP footage of 2Unreal4Underground, a complete fan remake of Need For Speed Underground 2. The Unreal 4-powered remake is a massive step up in visual quality from the sixth-gen classic. Beyond visuals, Novozhilov's remake will also attempt to tweak and enhance gameplay elements.

YouTuber and developer Ivan Novozhilov recently shared new gameplay footage of his in-progress Need For Speed Underground 2 fan remake. The remake, titled 2Unreal4Underground brings the 2003-era title to the current-gen with enhanced lighting, high-res textures, and a host of Unreal Engine 4 features, including global illumination and volumetrics. 

Though there's no clear ETA for the remake, Novozhilov has apparently been working on it for over half a year now. In its current state, 2Unreal4Underground uses assets from the 2003 PC game, with work ongoing to enhance models and up-res textures. Novozhilov stated earlier that he won't be taking the easy route with AI texture upscaling. This means that we'll see original assets replace roads and building textures in the months to come. Even in its early stages, though, the remake looks very impressive. 

One thing that's not certain, however, is if 2Unreal4Underground will actually see a proper release: despite being a fan project, copyright issues could always shutter the remake. 

Check out Need For Speed Underground 2 here on Amazon.

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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2022-05- 9 (Update: 2022-05- 9)