This year, we’re not getting a new NFS game. We’re getting a remaster instead. A remaster of a game that actually still looks good even 10 years after it’s original release back in 2010. So, that was already a rather weird decision. You’d expect a remaster of older games that don’t even have any concept of wide displays or 4K and actually look dated. Like legendary NFS Most Wanted 2005 or NFS Carbon that I liked a lot too. But no, they went for NFS Hot Pursuit 2010.
EA is charging 30€ for this game. Watch the comparison video someone made between original game from 2010 and the new “remastered” version…
It literally looks the same as game from 2010. Only thing better is anti-aliasing that better eliminates jagged edges from the looks of it. EA somehow didn’t get the memo what “remaster” even means. This ISN’T a remaster. This is a ripoff. And you can bet your ass the game will have ZERO support after release, just like original and it’ll have no anti-cheat either, just like original.
I’m a huge NFS fan and even though the landscape of racing games is as dry as Sahara, I’m not gonna buy this low effort cash grab ripoff.
To make matter worse, EA apparently killed off the original game on Steam and Origin, because I can’t seem to be able to buy it anymore. Original game that looked the same as this bullshit remaster and cost under 5€ on Steam/Origin was purposely killed off so they can push this 30€ garbage. EA, you fucking donkey assholes… Don’t buy this! Don’t even think of it! JUST DON’T!
Origin and Steam don’t sell the original anymore, but there are still keys available in other stores:
Servers are still up and playing original is still possible.