The best decision EA ever made regarding Need for Speed was putting Criterion Games in charge of the franchise. They are arguably the best racing studio around, and their talents put Need for Speed back on the map with a glorious reboot of the Hot Pursuit titles. Now they're back at it again with another beloved Need for Speed title.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted will be launching on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation Vita and PC on October 30. It's an open world racing title in the vein of the original Most Wanted, but with the flourishes and blistering speed that Criterion Games is known for.
Most Wanted may be under the Need for Speed, but fans of Burnout Paradise will be right at home. The focus on explosive wrecks may be toned down, but the game still features the vehicular mayhem and fantastic visuals that made Burnout a household name.
In other interesting news, EA is reportedly considering making Need for Speed: Most Wanted the first third-party game to support Sony's Cross Buy program. The idea is that consumers who buy the PS3 version of Most Wanted will get a free download of the Vita version of the game. This will allow consumers to transfer saves between both devices.