Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Demo Coming October 26th

October 25, 2010, By Christian Davis

If you have problems reading calendars then I’ll make it easier on you. The Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Demo is coming out tomorrow for Xbox 360 and the 27th for Playstation 3. The classic high speed, exotic car racing series is back and better then ever.

The demo however, is only going to be available for a limited time and will end on November 9th. You can consider it to be more of a short beta. The cool thing about Need For Speed is their new social networking feature called Autoblog. The new in-game technology makes personalized recommendations to gamers based on what their friends have been playing.

The demo even has an unlockable that you can obtain by inviting someone to race with you through the Autolog feature. It’s clear that this demo is being used to test the Autolog functionality and hopefully it will play out well. Giving gamers an incentive to use it will definitely keep it going.

Here’s a tidbit from the Press Release:

In the Need for Speed Hot Pursuit demo, players will be able to chase as a cop in the Dark Horse Hot Pursuit event, speeding through the coastal highway and mountainous ridges of Seacrest County. At the heart of the demo is a social network called Autolog that tracks cop and racer performances while playing solo and uses those statistics to generate fierce competition between friends. Once players add a friend to their Need for Speed friends list, the second event will unlock called Roadsters Reborn, where gamers can compete as racers to set the best times. When they download and play the demo they will also earn 500 bounty award points in the full game for both Cop and Racer careers**. Accruing bounty will allow players to unlock events and exotic cars and progress through their careers in the full game.

Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit is set to ship on November 16th.

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