Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered came at a strange time. A mildly refreshed version of a PS3/360 era game for PS4/Xbox One/PC/Switch around the time the PS5/Xbox Series arrived.
That’s a lot of console generations in one sentence, apologies. The point is, NfS HPR felt like a left-over takeaway and not in a cold pizza kind of way.
In our review, Justin Towell remarked that the game sometimes looked like it could run better, but was being held back.
“Very bizarrely, not only is the Remastered version locked to 30fps even if you play it on a PS5 but when you unpause the game you do see a couple of seconds of 60fps fluidity. I appreciate the PS4 Pro probably couldn’t do this at 4K and the base PS4 couldn’t do it at full 1080p, but the fact the engine is clearly capable of 60fps does smart more than a little when the PS5 is twiddling its thumbs and yawning.”
Well, today that changes. Those playing on PS5 or Xbox Series can now enjoy the game in 4K at 60 fps. I’m now much more tempted to go back and finish it for a second time.
It’s not just the very latest systems that will benefit from an update either. Those on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X will now be able to play in 4K too, with an uncapped 50+ fps. Seen as it’s such a fast-paced game, 30fps seemed a little stingy when clearly the game wasn’t pushing consoles to their limits.
The technical improvements are also joined by the surprising addition of a wrap editor. Developed by Destruction AllStars creator, Lucid Games, it allows you to create your own car liveries to be used in single-player and during online cross-play. Pretty neat, especially considering this was never in the original release. Designs can’t be shared or downloaded, but that’s fine, it’s a nice added bonus.
With the improved performance on Xbox and PlayStation consoles plus the wrap editor available across all platforms, will you be dipping back into Seacrest County?