Criterion's Need for Speed Most Wanted does seem to basically be a Burnout game slapped with a more popular brand. EA today released a new trailer showing how NFS's Autolog social doodads will still give a sense of the free-form multiplayer competition even in the single-player campaign.
Autolog will track details like top speeds at speed cameras between you and your chums, and you can get your face on billboards in their game if you manage to jump the furthest through one.
It's been over four years since Burnout Paradise, so Most Wanted will be awfully exciting for fans of the long-dormant franchise. For a while, it seemed EA had lost interest in that sort of game, but huzzah!
Need for Speed Most Wanted is coming to PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 30. Our Ozzie got to play a bit of it at E3 and had a gay old time.
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