Featuring cross-platform multiplayer support on all platforms, the game will be released on November 6, 2020 for PS4, Xbox One and PC, and on November 13 for Switch. It will cost £34.99/$39.99 on consoles and £24.99 on PC.
Remastered by Stellar Entertainment, the studio behind Burnout Paradise Remastered, it includes all the original game’s post-launch content, like the Armed and Dangerous and Lamborghini Untamed modes.
It also promises new achievements, car colours, reduced hard stops, an updated photo mode and various quality of life updates. Car wraps will be added to the game post-launch too.
Hot Pursuit was the first Need for Speed title 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.