EA: Hot Pursuit inspired by shooters such as Call of Duty

Monday, 21st June 2010 14:33 GMT By Joe Anderson

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EA has said that crashing in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit has been inspired by shooters such as Call of Duty.

Marketing head Keith Munro told Edge that the company had taken inspiration from various shooters such as Bad Company and the Activision super-franchise.

“They really inspired the in-cockpit action you saw in Shift, to make people feel what the real driving experience is like,” he said.

“We talked about it being first-person driving instead of first-person shooting – the impact you feel in a race car is not dissimilar to taking a bullet in Battlefield. That inspired the in-cockpit action; it’s violent and aggressive.”

That wasn’t the only thing from the shooters that influenced the game, as Munro explains:

“Another thing we took away from Battlefield and COD is how smart and addictive the online play is. You’ll see a lot of that in Hot Pursuit – a big focus of that game is on social connection.”

Need for Speed is due for release on November 16 in the US, and November 19 in the UK.

You can catch the latest gameplay trailer here.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. KAP

    Yep, thats right. what evers popular at the time EA.
    Im sure that sentence alone will boost the sales with an extra million dollars.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Gheritt White

    Didn’t Activision/Bizarre say *exactly* the same thing about Blur?

    #2 5 years ago
  3. lindblum_resident

    ATTN: Marketing… experts. Leave the developer comment on what they were thinking of when they made their own game. Thank you.

    #3 5 years ago

    1. No-one plays FPS’s because they enjoy “taking a bullet”

    2. Guns and cars are not the same thing.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Amored

    I respect and admire developers/publishers who are capable of giving some credit to the competition :)

    #5 5 years ago
  6. lirky

    how can a driving game.. fps.. game its like saying..

    Little big planet was inspired by demons souls.

    It just doesnt mix.. but if lbp was inspired by platforming games such as crash and mario then like.. = it makes sense just a platform game with sandbox tools to re invent platforming games.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Amored

    @lirky – Well, the dude who made No More Heroes said he come up with ideas for games while he’s taking a dump…

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Bulk Slash

    From the footage released the other day it looked like it was “inspired” by the Burnout Paradise engine, there wasn’t any in-cockpit gameplay.

    Looking at what Keith Munro actually says: “That really inspired the in-cockpit action you saw in Shift”, he’s actually talking about FPS games inspiring Shift, not Hot Pursuit. The only FPS thing he says inspired Hot Pursuit is “social connection”, whatever that is.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. itwa5me

    I love seeing the police state dressed in such awesome cars. They look so cool!! Gosh I hope they raise my taxes so that they can drive in absoulute luxury AND speed! They deserve it. I just hope the seats in a lambo are compfortable enough for the officers to sleep in.

    #9 5 years ago
  10. LordCancer

    @9 or die in.

    #10 5 years ago

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