The long-awaited Need For Speed reboot has finally been revealed. Burnout developer Criterion announced Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit at the EA Press Conference at E3, taking on the name of one of the franchise's most beloved iterations (the Hot Pursuit games). Much like those earlier Hot Pursuit games (and Need For Speed: Most Wanted) Hot Pursuit looks to focus on the racers vs. police mechanic that defined those earlier games. placing players as both high speed racers and law-enforcing... enforcers, and pitting the two groups against each other.
Alongside the racing action is what EA is calling the Auto-Log system, which seems to be an extension of the social media functions we're seeing so often in games of late. You'll be able to form online rivals, both as a cop and as a racer, and those rivalries will persist in the game's various online races and modes.
Oh, and as you may have hoped... the crashes look pretty good.
Here's the E3 trailer for Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit.
Criterion's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit will be out November 16th. Razor Callahan has not been confirmed for the game.