Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Much Larger Than Burnout Paradise

Fresh off the heels of E3, Criterion Games have been showing off their new baby –  Need For Speed Hot Pursuit. With cryptic tweets from their twitter account to the games’ name being leaked early Criterion stood by their silence. Until revealed at E3 at Electronic Art’s keynote conference, where the hot pursuit was unleashed.

With the success of Burnout Paradise safely wrapped in Criterion’s buggy, many have wondered of how the developer can top that. With Burnout Paradise possessing such features as drop in drop out style multiplayer and an open world Criterion looks set to bring over these features to the Need For Speed series. Today Criterion’s revealed that the map in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit will be four times larger than that of Burnout Paradise.

A tweet direct from Criterion’s official Twitter account states:

Over 100 miles of open road. Ten and a half square miles. Four times larger than Paradise City.

Also confirmed for the title is:

Porsche 918 Spyder. Unveiled Geneva March 2010. Playable in NFSHP 3 days later. A hybrid supercar that does 200mph,

3D support on PlayStation 3 and PC

Some nice additions for the upcoming racer, indeed. Expect more to come from Criterion later on. Check out some screens from the police chaser here. Need For Speed Hot Pursuit is expected to launch in North America on November 16th 2010 and in Europe on November 18th 2010.