Again, you ask? It certainly looks like it! Criterion Studios has just launched a countdown on its official website which ends right when EAâ€™s E3 2010 press conference is to start on Monday at 22:00 GMT. But thatâ€™s not all!
A couple of renders have been leaked onto the web (which also appeared on the latest Gametrailers TV episode) showing what appears to be a part of the LA convention centerâ€™s show floor and since itâ€™s adorned with Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit banners, we reckon itâ€™s part of EAâ€™s E3 booth. As you might recall, said title wasnâ€™t listed among the announced line-up by the publisher a few days ago, leading us to believe itâ€™s meant to be a big surprise. Sorry EA.
As for the game itself, all signs point to it being the long-awaited Criterionâ€™s take on the Need for Speed franchise and it looks like they are reviving the Hot Pursuit subtitle. With as high pedigree with adrenaline-pumped arcade racers as Criterion, the reinvention is in good hands, no doubt about it.
That is if the renders turn out to be legit, of course. Therefore, until we get word from EA or Criterion, this will stay in the rumour bin.
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Source: All Games Beta