During the EA pre-show presentation, Criterion Games unveiled their next Need For Speed title, Most Wanted. The title is expected to ship on 30 October 2012 in North America, and 1 November in South Africa and Europe. A limited edition pack is planned, featuring double speed points, custom liveries, pre-customized rollouts and two vehicles: the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale and Porsche 911 Carrera S.
Taking what they learnt from 2010’s successful hot Pursuit, and its introduction of the social Autolog system, Criterion is designing Most Wanted for a connected generation of racing fans, and incrementing Autolog to version 2.
The game will feature an open world playground where players will have the freedom to drive anywhere, discover hidden gameplay, takedown rivals, challenge friends or just hang out and toy with the cops.
In Need for Speed Most Wanted, everything players do will earn Speed Points that will take them up the Most Wanted list – from competing for best race times and battling cops in pursuits for the highest scores, to catching the most air off a huge ramp. Autolog has reportedly been improved, with no lobbies or wait times for seamless multiplayer.
“Criterion is shaking up the franchise with Need for Speed Most Wanted,” said Matt Webster, Executive Producer at Criterion Games. “This is Most Wanted for a new generation of players. We’ve brought everything we know about racing, chasing and exploration and smashed them together in a highly connected open world automotive experience. Whether driving solo or racing with friends in our amazing new multiplayer experience, Autolog fires up competition out of everything as players compete to be most wanted amongst their friends.”
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