Need For Speed Hot Pursuit (2010) is getting a remaster this November, and it’s great that we get to talk about Criterion’s debut Need For Speed title, and one of the better ones from the Xbox 360/PS3 generation of consoles.
However, the 2020 remaster may not look as that impressive on PC compared to the original version, which is still sold on Steam and Origin.
YouTuber Crowned is one of the many content creators that have early access to Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered and has done a comparison video. It features footage from the Xbox 360 version, the original PC version, and the remaster on PC.
It’s fair to say it’s just marginally better. The background in the distance and many of the textures are a bit more sharper, but other than that it looks pretty much the same. The original can still run at 60fps.
That said, it still looks good- a testament to how the 2010 release was graphically amazing. And on consoles, it should be a bigger leap in graphical change, though not by much.
This makes the remaster less tempting if you already have the original game- especially at the price of RM119 on Steam and RM159 for PS4 on PS Store Asia.
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered includes all the released DLC pack (some of which never got released on PC), cross-play, a new photo mode (the old one has to ping the EA servers to save photos and has limited storage- not ideal), a full colour-picker for cars and a wrap editor to be added post-launch.
Though it’s missing a few cars – the Mercedes McLaren SLR, Mercedes McLaren SLR Stirling Moss and the cop car from the now-defunct Carbon Motors marque are not in the remaster.
Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered will be out on November 6 on PS4, PC (Steam, Origin) and Xbox One, and on November 13 on Switch.