New Need For Speed Game Teased – Will It Be Hot Pursuit Remastered?

The official Need For Speed website has teased fans with a countdown for a new game announcement on the 5th of October. Many have speculated that the new title will be Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered. Recent leaked screenshots seem to provide further evidence for this hypothesis.

New Need For Speed Game Teased - Will It Be Hot Pursuit Remastered? CoverIn the realm of arcade racing, there are few franchises that have been around for as long as Need For Speed. Although the series has had its fair share of highs and lows, the release of Need For Speed: Heat in 2019 demonstrated that it still has plenty of life left. As of recent, the official Need For Speed website has teased gamers with a countdown for a new game announcement on the 5th of October 2020. Fans have been wildly speculating what EA could have up their sleeves. However, there is one title that keeps popping up – Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered.

Originally released in 2010, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is developed by Criterion Games and brings together many elements that have become iconic of the Need For Speed franchise including exotic vehicles, scenic open worlds to race in and intense cop chases. Speculation that a remaster of Hot Pursuit is the upcoming game is fueled by the fact that, as IGN has pointed out, the game has already been rated by Korea’s Games Rating and Administration Committee. Earlier this year, as KeenGamer notes, the game also briefly appeared on Amazon UK. 

One of the allegedly leaked screenshots.

One of the allegedly leaked screenshots.

Leaked screenshots seem to also confirm that Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is the new game being teased. Along with several gameplay screenshots, box-art was also leaked for PS4 and Nintendo Switch versions of the game. According to gaming site Twisted Voxel, the leaks also reveal that the game will “feature all DLC that has been released for the game while also adding six hours worth of new content. This includes 30 extra challenges that will be a part of this remaster”.

If the leaks are true, then we can all look forward to revisiting one of the best Need For Speed titles very soon. If not, then EA might surprise us with something completely unexpected come 5th of October. Either way, its a good time to be a Need For Speed fan.

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