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EA is teasing a Need for Speed reveal on October 5
UPDATE: Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered box art, screenshots and details have leaked
Electronic Arts could be gearing up to make a Need for Speed announcement on October 5.
In a series of images posted by the Need for Speed Twitter account on Friday, 510 is emblazoned on car number plates and road signs, possibly pointing to a reveal on 5/10/20.
An in-development remaster of 2010’s Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit was recently rated, despite still being unannounced by publisher EA, suggesting that a release for the title could be imminent.
UPDATE 05/10/20: Electronic Arts has officially unveiled the long-rumoured Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered.
UPDATE 03/10/20: A timer on EA’s website is counting down to a Need for Speed announcement on Monday, October 5 at 8am PT/11am ET/4pm UK.
UPDATE 04/10/20: The following Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered box art, screenshots and details have seemingly leaked ahead of an official announcement.
The game has reportedly been remastered by Stellar Entertainment, the studio behind Burnout Paradise Remastered. It’s said to include approximately six hours of additional gameplay (including over 30 challenges), new achievements, all the original version’s DLC and cross-platform multiplayer support.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: The remastered version of the Criterion racer was first outed in a VentureBeat report in June, then listed by Amazon UK for release on multiple consoles—including Switch—on November 13.
Hot Pursuit is set in the fictional county of Seacrest, which is based on the American states of California, Oregon and Washington.
The game was the first Need for Speed to feature Autolog, the social interaction system that connects friends for head-to-head races and compares player stats.
EA announced in February that it had handed Need for Speed development duties back to Criterion Games as it planned to restructure Ghost Games, which developed the last four entries in the racing series.
And during June’s EA Play event, the publisher offered the first look at some of its in-development projects for next-gen consoles including Need for Speed, which it said will offer “a seamless immersion which gets you into the race in a matter of seconds”.
Need for Speed: Payback and Vampyr are this month’s PlayStation Plus games, available to subscribers from October 6.