Criterion keeps tweaking and repairing their beloved BAFTA-winner Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit. Yesterday saw the release of a new patch (v 1.03) for the PC version of the arcade racer which is all about letting bugs squash themselves on those windshields of ours.
According to the developer’s update, “fixes account for almost half (47%) of the crashes caused by the top 10 problems reported by our users. Specifically, crashes and rendering problems on ATI Radeon X1300, X1550 and X1800 graphics cards have been addressed. Fixes are also included for Intel embedded graphics chipsets such as the Intel GMA 500, Intel GMA 600 and Intel GMA X3000 which are running older graphics drivers.” An issue with graphics hardware not supporting DirectX Shader Model 3.0, resulting in various crashes, has also been dealt with.
Also, be on the lookout for further patches “in the near future,” as Criterion is committed to making the experience of driving around Seacrest County in some of the most expensive cars in the world a more thrilling ride. “We’ll continue to analyse crashes as they’re reported and we’ll update again in the near future.”