It's so cars can "usefully reach" 260 MPH. There's over "100 miles of tarmac", with 30-40 more off-road slips and shortcuts; is great for chases.
"Put simply it’s around 4 x Bigger than Burnout Paradise, for cars to be able to usefully reach 260 miles an hour," Criterion's Matt Webster said in an .
"So well over 100 miles of tarmac road & 30-40% more off-road & shortcut areas, we've opened a lot of that space up for race & chase as you are playing online versus human cops," he said. This is Criterion's first try at the Need for Speed series.
"At night time you can just turn your lights off and hide behind a bush, something that isn't really achievable with AI, when you include elevation changes its a chunk of room so for anyone familiar with Burnout it's about 4 times larger."
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit releases on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC November 16th. Do you enjoy big open racers covering hundreds of miles like Burnout and Need for Speed?