E3 2012: Need for Speed Most Wanted (2?)

EA revealed in their conference the next entry in the long-running Need for Speed series, titled “Most Wanted,” sharing its name with a NFS released a mere 7 years ago in 2005. This time around, Most Wanted is developed by Criterion, the studio behind the much-loved Burnout series.

Most Wanted will be open world with a competitive multiplayer focus — your goal is to become, as the title suggests, the “most wanted” driver on the internets. You do this by fulfilling various challenges, breaking laws, and just outright being a bully to police officers.

Most Wanted will feature real-life cars, which will surprisingly exhibit damage (unlike most licensed-car games). It’s not quite to Burnout’s degree of destruction, but it’s there nonetheless.

Most Wanted will hit virtually every console imaginable this coming October 30th.

Check out the conference’s live gameplay footage below: