The remastered racer has been leaked multiple times by now.
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered has been in the rumour mill for a number of months running at this point. After first being mentioned in June, the game has since then been seen in multiple retailer listings, and at this point, even in the absence of an official announcement by EA, it’s looking likely that the game will be releasing sooner or later.
And it might be sooner. As spotted by Gematsu on Twitter, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered was recently rated for PS4 by the Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC) in South Korea. Games are handed age ratings only when they’re close to launch, and seeing that, an official announcement of this game might be around the corner.
Reports have suggested that the remaster will be releasing on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Meanwhile, the next new Need for Speed game is also currently in development at Criterion, who were also the developers of the original Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (the 2010 release, that is).
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered was rated for PS4 today in Korea: https://t.co/6N9x1vbfgP https://t.co/5KRx7IwNnI
— Gematsu (@gematsucom) September 18, 2020