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05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Hot Pursuit Remastered’ Features Cross-Platform Multiplayer Racing

KEY POINTS

  • The latest title to get the remake treatment is 2010’s “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit”
  • “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered” will feature better graphics and new achievements
  • With cross-platform multiplayer introduced, players can challenge one another no matter the system they’re playing on

Criterion Games’ 2010 hit “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit” is getting a remake for several current generation consoles, and the new iteration will come with a cross-platform element.

Dubbed “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered,” the racing game set in fictional Seacrest County is coming to PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 on Nov. 6. Nintendo Switch users will not be left behind, however, as the Switch version is slated for release on Nov. 13.

Remakes seem to be more in vogue now among video game circles. In the past few weeks alone, both “Demon’s Souls” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time” either had a remake released or announced.

More than the nostalgia, it is perhaps familiarity with the title and property as well as the good memories they bring forth that make publishers return to the older games in hopes of remaking them and introducing them to both fans of the original versions as well as to a newer audience.

With any remake, one of the first things that get a significant upgrade is the graphics. Because of improvements and leaps made in technology, a visual improvement will be present in “Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered.”

The Verge stated that on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch, the game will run in 1080p at 30fps, while PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X players can pick between a 1080p 60fps performance mode and a 4K 30fps “fidelity mode.”

Meanwhile, PC gamers can play the game in

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Ghost of Tsushima’s multiplayer expansion launches October 16th with four-player raid on the way

Sucker Punch Productions’ excellent samurai PlayStation title Ghost of Tsushima will get its free multiplayer expansion, officially called Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, on October 16th, according to a new blog post from publisher Sony.

The co-op expansion, first revealed back in August, will allow up to four players to participate in a whole new game mode with unique missions, cosmetics, and classes. Sucker Punch revealed today that Legends will also get a four-player raid, evoking the elaborate and lengthy puzzle-filled dungeons more commonly found in games like Destiny, Final Fantasy XIV, and World of Warcraft. The raid will arrive “in the weeks following launch.”

The blog post also details for the first time the four different classes you can play as: Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, and Assassin. Each class has unique abilities, like the Ronin’s revival and spirit dog class (Sucker Punch says you can even pet your spirit companion) and the Assassin’s teleportation ability.

Image: Sucker Punch Productions

The mode will feature two-player story missions that unravel more of the supernatural narrative, which is based on Japanese mythology. There are also four-player survival missions that sound a lot like a classic horde mode in which you fight wave after wave of enemies and try to stay alive as long as you can.

“Ghost of Tsushima: Legends features two-player story missions and four-player survival missions, as well as a Raid that we’ll release in the weeks following launch. After you’ve downloaded version 1.1 of Ghost of Tsushima, you can visit the PlayStation Store from your PS4 to download a free unlock for Ghost of Tsushima: Legends, which will allow you to play,” explains Darren Bridges, a senior game designer on Ghost of Tsushima. “Keep in mind that an internet connection and an active PlayStation Plus subscription will