Need for Speed: Most Wanted features “all the best shit” from Burnout Paradise, Hot Pursuit, says Criterion

By Johnny Cullen, Thursday, 7 June 2012 11:50 GMT

Need for Speed: Most Wanted will have the best of both Burnout Paradise and Hot Pursuit whilst keeping its own identity, Criterion’s Matt Webster has said.

“It’s everything we know about open-world driving, just piling it together,” Webster told Videogamer at E3. “All the best shit about Burnout and everything we did in Hot Pursuit, we’re just smashing them together.

Webster added that Most Wanted has been inspired by every game its ever developed.

“[Most Wanted] is what we think an open-world game should be. Hot Pursuit was about beautiful cars and epic drives, and so it didn’t match what we wanted to do in that game. This time it totally does. Everything that we’ve ever done comes to pass here.”

He added: “It’s a Criterion game so everything that we’ve ever done comes to play. We always say that each game we do is a reflection of us at the time, but of course, you’re going to be influenced by what we’ve done in the past and all the stuff we had fun with.

“You remember the journey that we went on with Paradise. The game that we shipped was absolutely not the game that we ended up with. And with Hot Pursuit we learned a bunch of other things. This is the best of everything.”

Need for Speed: Most Wanted launches in the US on October 30 and November 2 in Europe for PS3, 360, Vita and PC.

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