Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered looks about the same on PC as the 2010 original, early comparison shows

Want for Velocity: Scorching Pursuit Remastered appears about the identical on PC because the 2010 authentic, early comparability reveals

By Sherif Saed,
Tuesday, 6 October 2020 11:03 GMT

Want for Velocity: Scorching Pursuit Remastered is wanting like an enormous improve on consoles, however PC gamers might not spot many variations.

Following a leak, EA formally revealed Want for Velocity: Scorching Pursuit Remastered on Monday. The remaster is coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One and Swap this November, bringing some visible upgrades over the unique, and the addition of cross-play.

If you happen to had been underwhelmed by the announcement trailer, there’s an excellent probability you’ve seen or performed the PC model of the 2010 authentic lately, as a result of that is the place the improve feels most insignificant.

YouTuber Topped put collectively a side-by-side comparability in like-for-like conditions utilizing the identical automobiles, identical missions and on the identical roads. Though the comparability initially begins with the PC remaster vs the PC authentic and the Xbox 360 authentic, it rapidly boils all the way down to PC vs PC.

As EA mentioned within the announcement, the remaster does certainly convey higher-quality fashions to the sport, which is most clearly seen on automobiles. Automotive our bodies at the moment are additionally in a position to extra precisely, and sharply, replicate the atmosphere round them. The up to date lighting additionally helps make all of these particulars extra seen within the remaster, however that’s actually about it.

The draw distances seem very comparable, and the whole lot exterior the automobiles from street textures to bushes and bushes appears nearly similar to the PC authentic. There was even a case the place the bushes appeared noticeably worse within the remaster, although we might chalk that as much as being an in-development construct.

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Different notable areas of enchancment embrace extra complicated smoke and rain results, in addition to higher anti-aliasing. It appears to be an total improve, however seemingly proper across the stage of uplift we received with Burnout Paradise Remastered, in order that’s the place your expectations needs to be. Whereas all of us look ahead to Digital Foundry to dig into the nitty gritty, you possibly can watch Topped’s video above.

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