Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered Coming November 6

Article By 
Alan Walsh
October 5, 2020

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered Coming November 6

Article By 
Alan Walsh
October 5, 2020

To celebrate the game’s ten-year anniversary, EA has announced that Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is making a comeback. Strap in and feel the thrill of escape this November 6th when Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC via both Steam and Origin. It’ll also be available on Nintendo Switch from November 13th.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit was the first entry in the franchise from Criterion before handing over the reins to Swedish studio Ghost Games. This year, Criterion was once again nominated as the lead developer for Need for Speed as both studios were consolidated.

For those who missed it the first time of round, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit lets you get behind-the-wheel and feel the sense of speed as both an outlaw and a cop. Bust suspects in supercharged cop interceptors enhanced with tactical weaponry or level the playing field with counterattacks and defensive manoeuvres as an elite racer.

Hot Pursuit delivers all this across both its single-player career mode, which allows you to take on the action from both sides of the law, as well as its multiplayer experience which seamlessly links all race modes. Now updated for modern systems with cross-platform multiplayer, enhanced visuals and all downloadable content. EA is also promising an extra six hours of gameplay and more than 30 challenges new to this remaster.

There are also new achievements, car colours, reduced hard stops, an updated photo mode and gallery, and various quality-of-life updates to create “an even more well-rounded gameplay experience.” In addition, with the improved Autolog system, you’ll be able to set times on your friends’ Speedwalls regardless of which platform they’re playing on.

“Need for Speed Hot Pursuit was ahead of its time when it released in 2010 as we built an automatic comparison and friend recommendation system in the game before that type of thing became a norm in today’s world,” said Matt Webster, VP of Criterion Games. “Now, we’re delighted to be bringing that spirit of timeless racing competition back to new platforms and players where they can connect, compare and compete no matter what platform they’re on, even on the go this time with the Nintendo Switch. Fuelled by Autolog and some of the world’s most desirable and classic supercars, this will create the most heart-pumping socially competitive racing experience.”

EA has also revealed the technical upgrades players can look forward to in Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered. The Nintendo Switch versions run at 1080p/30FPS in docked mode (720p/30FPS undocked) and includes higher-resolution models, more objects and props, longer draw distance, higher resolution shadows, and improved videos.

On PC, 4K/60FPS is naturally supported. Meanwhile, players on console can choose between 4K/30FPS or 1080p/60FPS on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X. Base Xbox One and PS4 machines will run the game at 1080p/30FPS. These platforms will benefit from the improvements listed for Nintendo Switch, as well as upressed UI, higher resolution reflections, boosted textures, more particles, and improved AA/SSAO.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered is available for €29.99 on PC and €39.99 on consoles. You can pre-order the title beginning today.

In the meantime, checkout the trailer and the full car list below.

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered – Car List

  • Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione Spider
  • Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione
  • Aston Martin DBS Volante
  • Aston Martin DBS
  • Aston Martin V12 Vantage
  • Aston Martin One-77
  • Audi TT RS
  • Audi R8 Spyder 5.2 FSI quattro
  • Audi R8 Coupe 5.2 FSI quattro
  • Bentley Continental Supersports Coupe
  • Bentley Continental Supersports Convertible
  • BMW Z4 sDrive35is
  • BMW M3 E92
  • BMW M6 Convertible
  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4
  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport
  • Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS
  • Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
  • Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06
  • Dodge Charger SRT8
  • Dodge Challenger SRT8
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
  • Dodge Viper SRT10
  • Dodge Viper SRT10 Final Edition
  • Ford Crown Victoria Interceptor
  • Ford GT
  • Ford GT500 Super Snake
  • Ford GT500 Shelby
  • Ford Police Interceptor Concept
  • Gumpert Apollo S
  • Jaguar XKR
  • Koenigsegg CCX
  • Koenigsegg CCXR Edition
  • Koenigsegg Agera
  • Lamborghini Countach 5000 QV
  • Lamborghini Diablo SV
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 550-2 Valentino Balboni
  • Lamborghini Gallardo Spyder LP 560-4
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4
  • Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera
  • Lamborghini Sesto Elemento
  • Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640
  • Lamborghini Murciélago LP 650-4 Roadster
  • Lamborghini Murciélago LP 670-4 SuperVeloce
  • Lamborghini Reventón Roadster
  • Lamborghini Reventón
  • Maserati GranCabrio
  • Maserati GranTurismo S
  • Maserati Quattroporte Sport GT S
  • Mazda RX-8
  • McLaren MP4-12C
  • McLaren F1
  • Mercedes SL 65 AMG Black Series
  • Mercedes SLS AMG
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X
  • Nissan 370Z Roadster
  • Nissan 370Z
  • Nissan GT-R SpecV
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque (NFS Edition)
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster (NFS Edition)
  • Pagani Zonda Cinque
  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS
  • Porsche 911 GT3 RS
  • Porsche 911 Speedster
  • Porsche 911 Targa 4S
  • Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
  • Porsche 911 Turbo 1982
  • Porsche 918 Spyder
  • Porsche Boxster Spyder
  • Porsche Carrera GT
  • Porsche Cayman S
  • Porsche Panamera Turbo
  • Porsche 959
  • Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Alan Walsh

Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.