Rumors hint at a potential remake of the iconic 2005 racing game, “Need for Speed: Most Wanted.” The speculation stems from now-deleted social media posts by Simone Bailly, an actress involved in the original game, igniting discussions and anticipation among fans.
Bailly, known for her roles in television series such as “Stargate SG-1” and “The L Word,” played the character of Officer Turf in the 2005 release. In her posts, she hinted at a remake of “Need for Speed: Most Wanted” slated for a 2024 release. This news suggests a revival of the EA Vancouver’s 2005 version, distinguishing it from the 2012 title by Criterion Games.
Further adding to the excitement, Bailly indicated her involvement in the remake, reprising her role alongside Dean McKenzie, who voiced Sergeant Jonathan Cross in the original. Cross’s character played a pivotal role in the 2005 game’s storyline, leading a police task force against the illegal street racing culture of Rockport, with the player character challenging his efforts.
However, details about the remake, including whether new voice recordings will be made or if the original’s will be reused, remain shrouded in mystery. This uncertainty adds an element of intrigue to the rumored project.
The original “Need for Speed: Most Wanted” was a critical success upon its release in 2005, receiving high praise and an impressive 8/10 score from Eurogamer. Its combination of exhilarating racing mechanics and a gripping narrative set it apart in the genre.
This rumored remake is drawing comparisons to the latest entry in the “Need for Speed” series, “Need for Speed Unbound.” Despite receiving a positive reception and a recommendation badge from former Eurogamer editor-in-chief Martin Robinson, there was a general feeling that EA rushed its release.
As anticipation builds, fans eagerly await official confirmation from EA or the involved actors. If true, this remake could offer a nostalgic trip down memory lane for long-time fans and introduce newer generations to a revered classic in the racing genre. The prospect of revisiting the streets of Rockport in a modern gaming landscape has certainly set hearts racing in the gaming community.
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