Yesterday, NFS:MW got it's debut at E3. The trailer looks sweet, music from the Prodigy and action that gets me smiling.
However, looking more into the gameplay, it does look as though this iteration of Most Wanted has more in common with Burnout Paradise, then with the original from the Need for Speed series.
In this video about the multiplayer, Craig Sullivan talks about dicking about with your friends, collectibles, road rules and if you can see it you can drive it. Basically the same script used when they were talking about Burnout Paradise.
There are a couple of obvious differences to Burnout Paradise. Instead of Boost, this uses nos. The mini map rotates and there is a speedo.
But, otherwise.... it does pretty much look like what we would expect to see from a Burnout Paradise 2.
Overall, I think Burnout Paradise fans will be thrilled by this announcement. It seems to tick all of the boxes for those of you who loved Paradise.
And for the rest of us Burnout fans, I hope it means that the next Burnout title, will be more like the pre-Paradise Burnouts. Closed tracks, insane speeds and pure battle racing!
For me, I am looking forward to playing it. It does look like all of the best bits about Paradise. And the open world idea does work for evading the police, so fits with most wanted.
Most Wanted was my favourite NFS title, mostly because I never played the early games. I think Criterion's spin on this title will be more successful then their spin on hot pursuit.
Hopefully, now this is in the can, they can get on and make a proper Burnout game! :)