Criterion: Hot Pursuit Four Times Bigger Than Burnout Paradise

By Colin Tan on September 16, 2010, 3:08PM EDT

Thought Burnout Paradise was huge? Well, Criterion's taking it up four notches with EA's Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. Criterion's Matt Webster revealed the size of the world when probed about it in an interview.

"Put simply it's around 4 x Bigger than Burnout Paradise, for cars to be able to usefully reach 260 miles an hour. So well over 100 miles of tarmac road & 30-40% more off-road & shortcut areas," explained Webster.

He also adds that there are a ton of things players will be able to do with the huge space, like pulling in behind a bush and turning off the headlights to hide from those pesky cops.

"We've opened a lot of that space up for race & chase as you are playing online versus human cops, at night time you can just turn your lights off and hide behind a bush, something that isn't really achievable with AI, when you include elevation changes its a chunk of room so for anyone familiar with Burnout it's about 4 times larger."

Check out the whole interview over at EA's official site.

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is slated for a November 16 release on the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Source: EA

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