EA has finally officially revealed Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered along with the fact that the game will hit retailer stores in November.
Considered by players as the best installment in the famous racing franchise to date, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit was a significant and economic success for EA when it was released back in 2010. To commemorate its success, it became obvious that EA was planning to bring back this monumental racing game on the next-gen consoles, with numerous clues and teasers insinuating its noble return.
A few hours ago, EA officially revealed the Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is indeed legit and will be released on the Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 on November 6 while Nintendo Switch users will have their turn to purchase the game on November 13.
The announcement came along with a live-action clip that highlights the new features integrated into the game’s epic return. The trailer shows the fight between two Need for Speed experts with the protagonists being haunted by his friend Joseph’s speedy 5:10 timed trial run on the classic release of Hot Pursuit.
Eventually, the trailer reveals that the beloved racing game is making a comeback which means the trailer’s down on his luck hero can run the game again and finally beat his friend’s top score. There are also funny subjective messages that appeared throughout the two-minute promotional trailer such as recognizing that the game will feature improved visuals, will include all the expansions of the original, and will cater cross-platform multiplayer.
EA is promoting the game as “the ultimate version of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit, so those who endeared it should get it running on their consoles or even experience it in handheld mode on the Nintendo Switch.
The last seconds of the trailer featured a lot of gameplay samples that certainly look like its bringing back the action-packed trend of Hot Pursuit for today’s players, with snippets of extraordinary crashes, high-speed police chases, and nerve-wracking races against the clock.
— PS5COUNTDOWN (@PS5Countdown) October 4, 2020
The natural consensus in the trailer’s comment sections seems to be a bit mixed on the remastered edition. Most are happy that Hot Pursuit will be returning to today’s consoles and with a cross-platform multiplayer feature included. However, several fans are quite disappointed with the visual upgrades of the game.
Someone wrote: “Plot twist: it’s the same NFS hot pursuit,” while another commenter said they “stayed up to 2 am to see the only thing to change was they added cross-platform.” It looks like the trailer has been released to give the developers an idea on what to work on the new Next for Speed installment which was revealed last June.
Only a few details are known about the new entry in the franchise other than the fact that it is currently being developed so this remaster of Hot Pursuit could be a bid to offer the franchise’s gaming community something to keep them busy while the development team is busy creating the next main installment in the series.