Need For Speed Most Wanted has been confirmed. The first screenshot and box art photo of the game are also included.
very cool, lets keep it fun and re-playable, that means customization, good online set up for races, and a good city or race track structure that doesn't repeat itself.
Agreed. I would love to see the customization return again. Criterion Games has an excellent handle on the racing genre as a whole so I'm not worried about this one.
They Ned to brig back nfsu those games were legendary
Back when ricer cars were cool -_-
I totally agree about customization. That, along with the lack of an urban setting, were the only things I was disappointed about with Hot Pursuit. Bring back the Underground and original Most Wanted style customization, and give a good mix of country side and urban environments, and give us free roam between races, and I'll be in Need For Speed heaven.
If there's no customization and a good damage model, then I wont' be happy. Okay, I'll still buy it, but it'll just make me want a new Burnout.
Please be good like the original one.
sorry to break your heart bro, but the original Most wanted was made by Black-Box along with 2 other studios which probably dont exist anymore, this NFS is solely made by criterion, which they only know how to make racing games in a burnout style. black box studios still exist but they sux!! they completely ruined Need for Speed World with a patch they released yesterday :(
So if Black Box was once great, but now suck, that means Criterion can definitely make a goog NFS (not that I have any doubts at all anyways).
@Neo Nugget yes it can make a good NFS most wanted but not like the nfs most wanted we really love from back in the day
The original Hot Pursuit was made by Black Box, and the remake by Criterio was great. I have faith that this will be great just like the original.
I hope they bring back those cool, short movie clips they had in the original! Razor callahan baby!
Interesting. But, I'd really rather have a new Burnout game.
I hope it has free-roam.. it probably will though.
It better have. Most wanted with no free roam makes no sense. Games should be more advanced with new technology, not going backwards. Most wanted was my favourite NFS. This needs free roam and customisation. Get back to what made NFS great
Jesus, still no BURNOUT...
I was hoping for a new burnout :( .. NFS is milked to death .
WTF Criterion? They lost all of their originality, first HP now this?
BLACKBOX STUDIO should have revamped MOSTWANTED all Criterion will do is make it burnout style more sliding,drifting around corners hard to steer like their HOTPURSUIT which was BORING!!!
YOU DON'T KNOW THAT!!!!! I still have hope for this!!!
Just because you fail at a game doesn't mean it wasn't done properly. I had no problem with the handling in Hot Pursuit, and neither did a lot of other people if the amount of close multiplayer races I was always involved in is anything to go by. Need For Speed (outside of the Shift games) is all about arcade racing, which Criterion does well. Blackbox isn't what it used to be. They gave us awesome games like Undergound 1 & 2 and Most Wanted, but then gave us crap like Carbon, Undercover, and The Run. I'm willing to give Criterion a chance so long as they bring back some of the staples of the genre, like free roam and customization.
Originality? What does that have to do with anything? Had they turned the Burnout series into a NFS, then maybe. But EA asked them to make an NFS game.
They're basically remaking games, and that's not original, at all
That doesn't mean they "lost" all of their originality. That makes no sense. They could have another Burnout game planned for the future. But EA asked them to make an NFS game, of course it's not going to be an original idea no matter which developer makes it. The subject of originality just doesn't apply here.
Surprisingly,the box art is very clean and not the old graffiti tone. Cool.
It's Criterion... I'm sure it will be good. I'm still not buying it though. I honestly don't know how a developer could spend every moment of their time working on a racing title.
Criterion made Black on PS2. That wasn't a racer. But for some developers racing is a passion and I admire that. Polyphony Digital only make Gran Turismo, but for Kaz Yamauchi racing is his life. I totally admire that. Saying that I didnt buy Hot Pursuit despite loving burnout because Hot Pursuit didn't feel right to me. I hope they do Most Wanted justice
Oh, I know they made Black. Trust me. I LOVE Criterion. I'm just worried because of Hot Pursuit. Yes, it was fun. I just don't want them becoming washed out because EA forces them to do things like this. I guess I just don't see how people can focus so much on one thing. It's the same with many film directors. Some only make one genre...and I feel like that would be the mindset of a crazy person.
whats up with the names? after the run, im not gonna but someshit just because it has the name of the greatest in the genre!
I honestly love that they have announced a new most wanted, but I really ache for a new Burnout!
"A CRITERION GAME" with a logo of Criterion Games at the bottom. This picture looks a bit like scalextric.
Anyone else find it odd how they put "a Criterion game" so prominently on the boxart? I just find it funny that EA acknowledges that being developed by Criterion is such a significant selling point, but EA hasn't let them actually develop a new game in the series that earned Criterion that reputation to begin with.
That's going to confuse things, someone asks they want most wanted for x-mas and they get the first one from several years ago >.< Why not just make an Ungerground 3 like what the gamers have been constantly asking for??
Knowing Criterion, it will be a great game, but it will have horrible rubber-band AI and no split-screen.
Sick box art
Will the new most wanted be based on real American city? The bridge in the screenshot is obviously the fair haven bridge.
If you look at NFSMW it was an iconic game and it was released with launch of the 360 pretty much, which has to be said is an achievement. Everyone loved it, could play it well and had lots of fun. If they deliver along the same path who can complain. It's got to be playability over graphics though. Graphics must not be top of their list or like the rest of the games since, they won't get completed to the end. At least I never bothered. Hell I got the run still unplayed to this day, I only ever played that 1st road you go on, too much crap around their hub and it is annoying and slow to load. I want to go STRAIGHT INTO THE GAME. End of story! Don't treat us as disabled or a marketing tool for the site. We want to play right away like the original - If you must put a hub there, don't put it at the start, rather an option elsewhere.
I loved Most Wanted, Criterion better include customization in this game.
This is now my Most Wanted racing game..... Lol
Been there done that, can we please get another Burnout.
bring back an Need For Speed Underground
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