To make matters even more intriguing, Need for Speed producer Matt Webster told VideoGamer that Most Wanted includes more than a likeness to Burnout.
"It's everything we know about open-world driving, just piling it together. All the best shit about Burnout and everything we did in Hot Pursuit, we're just smashing them together."
"(NFS: Most Wanted) is what we think an open-world game should be. Hot Pursuit was about beautiful cars and epic drives, and so it didn't match what we wanted to do in that game. This time it totally does. Everything that we've ever done comes to pass here."
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is in development for the PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.