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Why Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered doesn’t have car customization

Published: 5/Nov/2020 14:02

by Kieran Bicknell

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With the release of the eagerly-anticipated Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered on November 6, 2020, we had the chance to speak to Chris Roberts, Creative Director at Stellar Entertainment, to discuss why car customization was left out of the new game.

Need For Speed Hot Pursuit defined an era of cops vs racers in gaming. Alongside Criterion’s sister title Burnout, it gave a generation the chance to experience life on both sides of the law.

Now, Hot Pursuit is remastered and back for 2020, giving a whole new wave of players access to signature features such as AutoLog and the world of Seacrest County.

One thing that did strike us during our review is the lack of new and ‘staple’ features in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered. Chris Roberts reveals exactly why this was the case during our interview.

NFS BurnoutPlayers may be disappointed at the lack of car customization in Hot Pursuit Remastered.

Why car customization was omitted from NFS Hot Pursuit Remastered

Despite being an officially ‘Remastered’ title, it is likely many fans would’ve hoped to see some franchise—favorite features included in Hot Pursuit Remastered. Features such as car customization have become a staple part of NFS games, especially since the story often revolves around street racing.

Therefore, it seems like a strange omission from what is being billed as an ‘updated’ Need For Speed title. However, according to Roberts, it’s entirely deliberate, and it was designed this way from the world go.

Chris said that Hot Pursuit Remastered is aiming to stay true to its roots. Describing the process of remastering the 2010 release as “video game archaeology” Roberts said that including features such as modification would not be in keeping with the “pure” and “raw” feeling of the game.

Not only that, but the development team felt that the inclusion of such features would be “tonally jarring” and dissolve just how accessible Hot Pursuit is as a game.

By having such a simple ‘jump in and go’ format to the original game, the team at EA, Criterion, and Stellar wanted to keep this for the 2020 remaster. Therefore, they chose to stick with the theme of “epic drives, epic cars, and epic chases” and keep the game as raw as they could.

NFS HP Mazda RX8Players will soon be able to create their own custom wrap for any vehicles that they own, according to Stellar Entertainment Creative Director Chris Roberts.

Hot Pursuit to receive all-new wrap editor

Despite not featuring the ability to tune or customize your car, Chris did reveal that there is an all-new feature coming soon for the remastered game.

While it still won’t allow for car customization or for vehicles to be tuned in Need For Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, players will soon be able to edit the livery — or ‘wrap’ — on their garage cars. Expect plenty of quirky themes and real-world replicas, as players battle it out for the best livery in their online lobbies.

Details of exactly how the system will work were thin, but Roberts did reveal that the new feature would come in a free post-launch update for Hot Pursuit Remastered.

Of course, we will be keeping you updated with all things Need For Speed Hot Pursuit, so be sure to check back for updates.

 

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Kevin Hart’s awesome car collection has a retro twist

Published: 16/Nov/2020 16:26

by Kieran Bicknell

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Known as the ‘hardest working man in Hollywood’ comedian, actor, and entrepreneur Kevin Hart also has one of the coolest car collections in Hollywood. From classic American muscle to brand-new supercars, Hart’s collection is mightily impressive. Here are our highlights.

From his stand-up comedy specials on Netflix to starring in blockbuster films such as Jumanji! Kevin Hart certainly has his hand in many projects. Not content with his on-screen career, Hart is also an investor, entrepreneur, and media company owner, ensuring he is constantly busy regardless of what day of the week it is.

Thankfully, working so hard pays off, and Kevin has access to one of the best car collections in Hollywood. From classic muscle cars to Ferraris and AMGs, there’s something for every petrolhead in Hart’s impressive garage.

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Kevin has no less than three Ferraris in his collection.

Kevin Hart’s supercar collection

Hart is clearly a big fan of supercars, as he has a number of them in his collection. Ferrari features heavily, with not one but two Ferrari 488 GTBs in his garage. With one in red and one that’s black with red accents, he can mix it up depending on his mood. Not only does he have a 488 GTB, but also a 458 Spyder to enjoy those gorgeous Californian summer evenings.

Alongside his Ferraris, he also has a Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Black Edition. With its iconic ‘gullwing’ doors, snarling 6.2l V8 engine, and timeless styling, the SLS Black Edition is a hardcore GT car for performance enthusiasts. He also owns a stylish 2019 Aston Martin Vanquish, perfect for transporting Hart to black-tie galas across the city.

Kevin Hart’s classic muscle cars

While his supercars are cool by themselves, his classic cars are undoubtedly the coolest cars in his collection. Sadly, his gorgeous Plymouth Barracuda met a tragic end during 2019, but he has plenty of other cars in his collection.

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The custom Mustang GT500E is one of the jewels in Kevin’s collection.

One of the jewels of Hart’s classic car collection is his Ford Mustang GT500E. Packing 725hp from its supercharged V8 engine, Hart’s custom Mustang is perfect for tearing up the canyons around LA and shocking any drivers in its way. When he doesn’t want to terrify the public, he also has a 1965 Mustang convertible which has also been customized just for Hart.

As well as his Mustangs, he also owns a classic Pontiac GTO. While it may dwarf Kevin with its gargantuan size, the GTO is the ideal car for driving down Pacific Coast Highway during sunset, and it is sure to draw a crowd wherever it goes. Kevin has also been pictured with a Chevrolet Camaro SS a number of times, but it is unclear whether this is his personal car or not.

 

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Perhaps the most hilarious car Hart owns is his lifted, off-road styled Ford Bronco, which the actor has to jump to get into.

Exotic cars in Kevin Hart’s collection

There are also other awesome cars sat in Hart’s collection that don’t particularly fit into any categories. Cars such as his AMG G65, GMC Yukon XL Denali, and Ford Explorer may not be as exciting as his supercars or muscle cars, but certainly deserve a mention.

Despite loving his attention-grabbing cars, Kevin also has a standard Range Rover for his ‘incognito’ travels, meaning he always has the perfect ride for any occasion.