Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered Announced for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Switch

After week-long rumors, we finally have confirmation about Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered. Hot Pursuit, originally released a decade ago, was developer Criterion Games' introduction into the long-running racing franchise. This remaster is being developed by Stellar Entertainment, the team that did the recent remaster of Burnout Paradise. Here's what we know about it so far.

First things first, what exactly does "remastered" mean for Hot Pursuit? Well, it means enhanced visuals with high-resolution textures, shadows as well as longer draw distance and better frame rate. On the Nintendo Switch, the game runs at 1080p at 30fps docked and 720p at 30fps in handheld. The base PlayStation 4 and Xbox One also run the game at 1080p at 30fps. PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X users can choose between 4K at 30fps or 1080p at 60fps. PC performance caries based on specifications but the game can push 4K at 60fps on higher-end PCs.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered comes with all the big DLC pieces that released for the original: SCPD Rebel Racer Pack, Super Sports Pack, Armed & Dangerous Pack, Lamborghini Untamed Pack, and Porsche Unleashed Pack. These will all be available at launch. Due to this inclusion, the game features a slightly new progression system to incorporate the DLC content more into the core game.

Hot Pursuit Remastered features cross-play and Autolog across PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. This means even if you aren't doing direct head-to-head races, you can still see your friends' activity and times no matter what system they play on.

Hot Pursuit's impressive line of licensed supercars, such as the Auston Martin DBS Volante and Porsche 911 GT3 RS, returns for the remaster. Click here to see the full list of confirmed cars. According to members of EA's Game Changers program who have already played Hot Pursuit Remastered, the game offers a wider range of paint jobs for cars and a Wrap Editor will be available for additional customization at a later date after launch. 

Racers can return to the open world of Seacrest County in just over a month when Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered releases on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on November 6 and on Nintendo Switch on November 13. The game will cost $40 on consoles and $30 on PC. There is no confirmation on a possible next-gen release or if there will be upgrades to the new systems upon release.

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