Update: As expected, EA has now confirmed that Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered will speed onto PS4 on 6th November 2020. It will indeed support cross-play and contain all major DLC. It'll cost £34.99/$39.99 and is already available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store. Check out the announcement trailer above if you're interested.

Original story: It had looked like Electronic Arts was planning to reveal Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered later today for PlayStation 4, but those plans won't hold quite as much weight anymore as the upgraded re-release has leaked over the weekend. Published by a Japanese retailer, we now know that the remaster will hit PS4 on 6th November 2020. It'll be available both physically and digitally, packaged alongside all its DLC, and contain six hours of new gameplay, more than 30 challenges, and cross-play support. A couple of screenshots have also made their way online, which you can check out via the tweet below.

Those images do look quite striking, suggesting that this is a fairly robust remaster rather than a cash-in. We're sure EA plans to officially reveal Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered alongside a trailer so we'll be sure to also bring you that once it's live. And don't worry about the PlayStation 5 hitting store shelves just a week later — you'll be able to play this one through backwards compatibility.

Would you want to play this PS4 remaster before the big hitters of November launch? Avoid a speeding ticket in the comments below.

[source twitter.com, via comicbook.com]