Is "Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit" Criterion's 2010 NFS Title?
Written Wednesday, May 05, 2010 By Dan WebbView author's profile
Nestled comfortably in the middle of the "One to Watch" category of the Future Publishing run Golden Joystick Awards is a title that may have slipped through the net. A title that has yet to be officially announced.
I am of course talking about EA's upcoming 2010 Need For Speed title, but with a title that seems to suggest that developers Criterion are almost certainly returning to the franchise's roots for its upcoming sequel.
We already know that Criterion is working on the 2010 version of the franchise thanks to an admission from EA Games Label President, Frank Gibeau, and the odd "cryptic" tweet from Criterion.
The Golden Joystick listed Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit suggests the franchise is set to get the reboot that it needed 5 years ago. Better late than never I suppose.
This would fall in line with the Creative Director, Alex Ward's recent - and now deleted tweet that stated, "Red lining it all the way and making it pay" - a return to the original 3DO version of The Need for Speed."
It seems that evidence is mounting for a return to the old skool for the Need For Speed franchise. News that makes us supremely happy. Anyone care to place a wager on an E3 unveiling?