With plans to reboot this seminal franchise, Ghost Games came to us wanting a fresh pair of eyes to collaborate on the design of the 2015 relaunch of the game.

With player feedback in mind, the art department felt it was time to build on the success of the Underground series, which really celebrated the culture and attitude of street racing. The new game was to feature a fresh edgy urban aesthetic and enhanced features that make the most of the game’s extravagant customisation, stable of muscle cars, performance tuning, cop chases and night racing.

With a multitask brief that included user experience, interface design of menu and HUD systems, and the use of design and animation, we began our work with some serious gameplay.