After the number 510 were continuing to appear in the background on Need For Speed’s social media channels, we bet they were trying to tell us something. Following an investigation, we carried out 510 is the police radio code for speed or racing vehicles. Made famous by the countless number of car chases in auto cinema, we didn’t know that three-digit number could hint at a remastered version of Need for Speed pursuit.
Following an announcement on October 5, the fifth day of the tenth month of the year, purists can rejoice that Criterion Studios will develop a reboot of the infamous title. The game will feature all of the content we know and love from the original with even more opportunities to see what we can do.
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered will be available on PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4 on November 6, while Nintendo Switch users will have to wait until November 13 to get behind the wheel. Fortunately, the update will feature a cross-platform multiplayer mode for everyone to compete against.
The new title will offer much higher visual fidelity than its ten-year-old predecessor. Sure, this will be an upgrade across the board, but some console players with limited processing power will pay the price. PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch users will be limited to running the game in 1080p at 30 fps, while PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X gamers can choose between 1080p 60 fps Performance mode and 4K 30fps loyalty mode.
Things are a little different for PC gamers who will be limited to 60 fps regardless of which resolution they choose – Criterion says the framerate limit is to provide a level playing field for the cross-platform multiplayer experience. PC gamers might not be very happy with it, but that shouldn’t be a big deal as it will take powerful machines to run any game in 4K.
The title comes with all DLC released with the original game, including an updated photo mode and a new crop of achievements. The Autolog social network from the first game also remains, allowing you to keep tabs on your friends and compete for bragging rights on the streets of Seacrest County.
Developed by Criterion and Stellar Entertainment, owned by EA – 2018 developers Burnout Paradise Remastered – the game will cost $ 39.99 on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch while PC gamers will be able to download from Steam and Origin for $ 29.99.