Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2010

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2010 

Hot Pursuit goes back to the Need for Speed series' roots and takes on the gameplay style of earlier "Hot Pursuit"-titles in the Need for Speed franchise with exotic cars and high-speed police chases. It is primarily inspired by the original Need for Speed on 3DO. Hot Pursuit lets the player play as either a cop or a racer and will feature a full career mode for both roles. The relationship between the cops and racers is described as "a dog chasing down a rabbit" with the cops being more powerful compared to the racers. Each side has several power-ups including calling for roadblocks and radar jamming. The game takes place in fictional location called Seacrest County. It is entirely open-world and features over 100 miles (160 km) of open road and, as a reference, it is four times larger than Paradise City, the city of Burnout Paradise.

Hot Pursuit also features a new social interaction system called "Autolog" described as "Facebook for the game". The game features both single-player and multiplayer game modes with up to eight players; as an option to live multiplayer racing, player can post records and achievements on the Autolog-feed for friends to see, which they then can try to beat. Autolog also contains an experience system called "Bounty". So far the only game mode revealed is "Interceptor 1 vs 1", where one cop chases one racer, but more game modes are to be revealed. Other features include the player being able to add custom soundtracks to the game.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is a 2010 racing video game in development by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts forPlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Microsoft Windows and iPhone. A version for Wii is also developed by Exient. The game will support 3D-display output on PlayStation 3 and Windows. Hot Pursuit has been described as a "revolutionary" addition to the Need for Speed franchise and is the 16th installment of the franchise, scheduled for release in North America on 16 November 2010, and in Europe on 19 November.

Electronic Arts has announced that the demo for its upcoming cop and racer driving game will be out on the Xbox today( 26th Oct), and PSN tomorrow.
The demo will allow players to take the role of a chasing cop in the “Dark Horse” hot pursuit event, speeding along mountainous ridges and a coastal highway. Interestingly, the second event present in the demo showcases the title’s social network feature, Autolog.
When you add a friend to the Need for Speed friends list in the demo, the second section called Roadster’s Reborn becomes unlocked. This allows players to compete against each other to set the best time, with Autolog tracking performances and letting you directly compare yourself with your mates’ skills.
In the full game, the Autolog system will make recommendations to gamers based on what their friends have been playing.