Nobody does hard-hitting, paint-trading racing better than Criterion Games. Their popular Burnout games always cause trouble for the stuck up driving simulators come time for critic awards, and, as of this summer, they’ve taken total control of EA best selling racing series Need for Speed. Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit already scored the Britain based developer critical success, back in 2010, and their latest trailer for the upcoming Need For Speed: Most Wanted does not seem to show any signs of a sophomore slump.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted is bringing the series back to a fully open racing world and will grant all racers an “unprecedented amount of freedom.” Unlike most other racing games, every car will be available to you from the get go, so Criterion wants you to go out and find your perfect match right off the bat.
Not only will you be racing against rivals and online friends through Most Wanted‘s city, Fairhaven, but the cops will also constantly be on your tail should you gain enough of a hot rod reputation. Make trouble for them, and they’ll chase you, but taking down the fuzz is half the fun of the crime based in Need For Speed‘s seamless worlds.
To avoid confusion, both Criterion’s Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted are reboots of previous Need for Speed games. EA is in the process of reinventing the series and giving it a more consistent flare.
Criterion’s Need for Speed: Most Wanted will be available on October 30th for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, PlayStation Vita. An iOS and Android version will also be available.