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EA releases Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered Comparison Screenshots

Does the remaster look better?

EA releases Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered Comparison Screenshots

EA releases Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered Comparison Screenshots

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered is due to release on November 5th (13th on Switch), bringing with it enhanced visuals, new features and cross-platform multilayer support across PC, Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.  

Today, EA has released comparison screenshots for Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit and its newly Remastered counterpart, revealing the addition of new destructible assets, updated models for buildings, alterations to the game's lighting system and a higher resolution user interface. 

On Switch, gamers will enjoy higher-resolution models, more objects/props, longer draw distances, higher resolution shadows and improved videos. On PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4, the game will also feature a higher resolution UI, higher resolution reflections/textures, more particle effects and improved AA/SSAO. 

On Switch, PS4 and Xbox One (and Xbox One S), Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered will run at 30FPS, with PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and PC offering support for 60 FPS playback. On Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro, gamers can choose between a 4K 30 FPS more and a 1080p 60 FPS mode. PC is the only platform which can play Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit at 4K 60 FPS. PS4, Xbox One and Switch (Docked) target 1080p 30 FPS. The Switch targets 720p in handheld mode. 

In the screenshot below, the addition of new destructible assets should be noted, as should the addition of easier to read number plates. 
   


EA's next screenshot showcases Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered's improved signage, and the addition of more foliage and other details to the game. This remaster is more than a single HD re-release of the original. 



Next up, we can see how Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2's nighttime lighting has been altered. The Remaster alters the game's lighting to showcase more detail, making the game less dark to improve visibility. The game's buildings have also been altered, changing the look of the game's nighttime cityscapes. 


Lastly, we can see how shadows are drawn at a distance and how many of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit's buildings have been changed to add additional detail to the game world. Many buildings are now much more colourful and realistic. While these changes do no make Hot Pursuit look like a modern Need for Speed release, it helps make Hot Pursuit feel less dated overall. 


On PC, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is designed to run on Windows 10 PCs using the DirectX 11 API. By today's standards, the game's system requirements are very low, which should come as great news for those who want to run the game on older systems. 

Below are Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered's PC system requirements. 

MINIMUM:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: (AMD) Phenom II X4 965 or equivalent (Intel) Corei3-2120 or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: (AMD) Radeon HD5750 or equivalent (Nvidia) GeForce GTS 450 or equivalent
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 45 GB available space

RECOMMENDED:

Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
OS: Windows 10
Processor: (AMD) FX-8350 or equivalent (Intel) Core i5-350K or equivalent
Memory: 8 GB RAM
Graphics: (AMD) Radeon R9 270x or equivalent (Nvidia) GeForce GTX 660 or Equivalent
DirectX: Version 11
Network: Broadband Internet connection
Storage: 45 GB available space

Steam users will be glad to know that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered will release on both Steam and Origin. 

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Most Recent Comments

24-10-2020, 09:57:42

Dawelio
In my opinion, it does look better - but it’s not mindblowing.

Plus, how much of that will you actually be able to see and enjoy when you’re busy driving past/through it all in high speed? You’re more focused on the game at hand and driving the car.Quote

26-10-2020, 06:56:14

Warchild
racing remakes just dont make sense to me. For that reason. You are focused on speed and everything is a blur.

A remake that switched linear to open world or added new ingame content is differnt, but a straight up graphical enhancement just doesnt work in my eyes. I'd rather play the old one and enjoy the crazy FPS Quote
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