Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit features achievements. The demo also added the cars that would be included in the full version. Unlike Extreme, which includes a multiplayer co-op, the demo only runs as a single player and has no online multiplayer component. In addition to co-operative multiplayer in a career mode, online multiplayer is supported within free roam, racing against players on the same console, and on the PlayStation 3's trophy system.
According to Criterion Games' marketing vice president, Hazem El Masri, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit got a demo, because the company wanted \"to provide a taste of the true Need for Speed experience before launch.\"
The demo will not save the player's progress. The demo introduces a 4-player split-screen mode for PC and PlayStation 3, and features a single race in which four players race a pursuit of three other players - \"another way to play that is simply fun.\" Joe Miller, creative director of The Need for Speed games, stated that 4-player split-screen in the demo was \"a serviceable mode, and as it turns out, we kind of ripped off EA and a couple of other companies that did this a few years ago\" referring to the recent implementation of EA's \"Another World\" in FIFA '12. 7211a4ac4a