The studio of Electronic Arts, Criterion Games, announced that the award-winning development team is crafting the latest installment in the renowned Need for Speed franchise, which will be inspired by the classic game named Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. The game will launch in November, 2010, and will bring back the classic Hot Pursuit intense races with cops vs. racer chases.
Criterion also introduced an all-new online network entitled "Need for Speed Autolog ", in which the player can compare his statistics and automatically get personalized gameplay recommendation.
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit players will experience the thrill of the chase and the rush of the escape as they play through full careers as both a cop and a racer – solo or connected. The high speed busts and heart-stopping getaways are all connected via Need for Speed Autolog. This network not only connects friends for epic head-to head pursuits and races, but also enables players to compare performances and stats, thereby setting the stage for the ultimate in social competition.
Creative Director of the game, Craig Sullivan, said that they have been playing Need for Speed since it was first introduced on 3DO, and they are honored and excited by the opportunity to reinvent the franchise for today's connected audience. He also stated that their goal has been to create cops vs. racers pursuits that are so fun, fast and exciting it really bring to life the adrenaline and intensity of the high speed cop pursuit experience with your friends.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is being developed by Criterion Games and will be available on the 16th of November, 2010 in North America, and on the 18th of November in Europe on the Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3, and Windows-Based PCs. The game will also have a separate release on the Nintendo Wii, developed by Exient.
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