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Need For Speed: Most Wanted looks stunning on consoles

Developer Criterion has finally showed off its open-world racing game Need For Speed: Most Wanted running on something other than a PC.

Criterion, which produced Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit and the Burnout series, is known for making great racers that look beautiful. Earlier this year at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the developer continued that trend by showing Need For Speed: Most Wanted (due out Oct. 30 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Windows) looking gorgeous on a PC.

The industry is in a technological transitional period, however, and it was unclear if the studio could stretch the consoles enough to keep up. Especially since we haven’t had a confirmed look at the gameplay on something besides a powerful desktop. A new video from Eurogamer Expo 2012 proves that we shouldn’t worry about Criterion; they can still make with the pretty on the dusty, old consoles.

Take a look at the game running on a PlayStation 3 (the video has a choppy framerate):

Need For Speed: Most Wanted combines the open-world competition of Criterion’s Burnout Paradise with the aesthetics of Need For Speed’s Most Wanted franchise. This game is also notable for being a reboot of a game also called Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005) that debuted within this same generation of hardware.


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