Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered has been announced and will be released for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 6th. The Nintendo Switch release will be released on November 13.
The Need For Speed Hot Pursuit developed by Criterion Games was launched 10 years ago and is still a fan favorite. It will be released in November with updated visuals, all of its DLC, multiplatform multiplayer and more in the form of an EA remaster. You can check out the remaster reveal in the trailer below:
"Unleash a sense of wild speed both as an outlaw and as a police officer in this timeless racing experience updated for today's platforms," says a blog post detailing the ad. "Get multi-platform multiplayer and Autolog, enhanced visuals, all major DLCs delivered at launch, and more. It's time to restart the search."
This remastering will be presented with updated visuals on all platforms. The Nintendo Switch version runs at 1080p / 30fps in its docked mode and 720p / 30fps undocked. Depending on the PC's specifications, the PC version can play up to 4K / 60fps and the PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X can play in 4K / 30fps or 1080p / 60fps. The base version of these consoles reproduces at 1080p / 30fps.
"In addition to the improvements listed for the Nintendo Switch version, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions, (the game has also been) updated with pressed UI, higher resolution reflexes, improved textures, more particles and improved AA / SSAO," says the blog post.
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As mentioned in the trailer above, the game's multiplayer will feature cross play and ratings will be displayed on your friends' Speedwalls – leaderboards – no matter which platform they play on. In terms of DLC, the remaster includes the SCPD Rebel Racer package, the Super Sports package, the Armed and Dangerous package, the Lamborghini Untamed package and the Porsche Unleashed package, all available at launch. This adds "six extra hours of play and more than 30 challenges", according to EA.
The remastering also includes new achievements, car colors, car breaks, reduced short stops, an updated photo and gallery mode, various quality of life updates and more.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Hot Pursuit was notable at the time of its release because it allowed you to race like a vehicle on both sides of the law. You can race your best vehicle along the many roads in Seacrest County or drive like the police, chasing those who use the county roads as race tracks. Check out our original review of Need For Speed Hot Pursuit where we give the game a 9/10 and call it "pure exaggerated driving entertainment".
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and creator of guides for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes .