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7 October 2020

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered announced with 4K support and cross-platform Autolog

By Tung NguyenTung Nguyen
The remaster also adds a photo mode to capture each crash in full 4K glory on compatible systems.

This year’s Need for Speed title will be a remaster of the fan favourite Hot Pursuit title that first came out a decade ago.

Developed by Criterion Games, most famous for their work on the Burnout (as well as the criminally underrated Black first-person shooter), the remaster will be handled by Stellar Entertainment and is available on Sony’s PlayStation 4, Microsoft’s Xbox One and PC systems from November 6, with a Nintendo Switch version coming to market on November 13.

Differentiating itself from the original title that was released on last-generation hardware, the Hot Pursuit remaster boasts enhanced visuals courtesy of more powerful hardware, as well as cross-platform Autolog, an asynchronous form of multiplayer that ranks your times against your friends.

The headline feature in the Hot Pursuit title is the option of playing as either racers or cops. The headline feature in the Hot Pursuit title is the option of playing as either racers or cops.

The headline feature in the Hot Pursuit title is the option of playing as either racers or cops, each with unique abilities and vehicles, to get them to the finish line the fastest or stop flagrant road rule breaks respectively.

With Criterion at the helm, the studios signature takedown camera is in full effect, slowing time and zooming the camera in on each crash so players can marvel at each mangled hunk of metal that used to be a car.

The Hot Pursuit game was widely acclaimed as one of the best arcade racers available at the time of its release. The Hot Pursuit game was widely acclaimed as one of the best arcade racers available at the time of its release.

The remaster also adds a photo mode to capture each crash in full 4K glory on compatible systems.

Car’s available include everyday sports cars like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X and Mazda RX-8, as well as ultra-rare exotics such as the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster and Gumpert Apollo S.

Some cars will be exclusive to either the racers or cops, with the latter sporting ‘policified’ versions complete with unique livery, flashing lights and even bullbars for ramming.

Without an update to the 10-year-old car list, there are a large number of vehicles in the game that have been superseded or discontinued since. Without an update to the 10-year-old car list, there are a large number of vehicles in the game that have been superseded or discontinued since.

The Hot Pursuit game was widely acclaimed as one of the best arcade racers available at the time of its release, though criticisms were leveled at the basic rear-view mirror display and lack of in-cabin camera option.

Also, without an update to the 10-year-old car list, there are a large number of vehicles in the game that have been superseded or discontinued since.

Regardless, those looking for a black from the past, or even players new to the franchise, are sure to find something of value in this update to a certified classic Need for Speed title.