Critierion’s Need for Speed called Hot Pursuit, out on November 16

Monday, 14th June 2010 22:13 GMT By Johnny Cullen


It’s official: Criterion Games’ Need for Speed title is now known as Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit.

It seems to be a proper old-school, cops vs robbers title. Back to the old days of the series. Hooah.

It’s out on November 16 in the US and November 19 in Europe and uses Autolog to allow players to compare racing stats and automatically get personalized gameplay recommendations from their friends.

Hot Pursuit allows for full careers as both a cop and a racer – solo or connected via Need for Speed Autolog. This network not only connects friends, but also enables players to compare performances and stats to others not on their buddy list.

Neato. Watch the trailer below.



  1. DaMan

    a new Hot Pursuit?

    ah, the memories.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. JonFE

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but there have already been 2 (yes, two) NFS games bearing that moniker, right?!?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. JimFear666


    #3 5 years ago
  4. DaMan

    the 1998 game and the 2002 one, yeah.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. cookiejar

    That looked fucking amazing. Sorry for swearing.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. DaMan

    just seen the trailer too, here’s hoping it will be actually fun.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. LordCancer

    YES more megaton please. haha. I loved hot pursuit, can’t wait to run some cops off highways!

    #7 5 years ago
  8. lindblum_resident

    FUCK. YES.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. McLovin85

    Looks awesome, can’t wait!!

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Anders

    This I liked. Go Criterion!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Cee

    I’m pretty certain they’re the old screenshots

    #11 5 years ago
  12. Anders

    Shots (two) are up here:

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Sappy_23

    Great video!! glad to see something other than another stupid tuner racing game…

    #13 5 years ago
  14. Monk

    Amazing video, now maybe the time to pick
    NFS from long long time !

    #14 5 years ago
  15. OlderGamer

    I am almost interested in this. Just that we have had the two versions before and it looks stale even before I play it. That being said I enjoyed the Hot Pursuit games, this is a good example of why I am so jaded. As a gamer it feels like I have played everything already. What is left is redos, remakes, and sequels.

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Filofax

    It’s about time they went back to what the franchise was really about, fuck the car tuning/customisation leave that to other racing games. I wonder if they are going to have localised cops like Need For Speed 4, that would be fantastic.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. theevilaires

    I’m so pumped for this man. Hot Pursuit is legend and now that Critierion is behind this one makes the wait unbearable!

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Gheritt White

    This looks good… but it’d have to be simply stellar for it to tear me away from Split/Second.

    #18 5 years ago

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