Meet Tri-City Bay, the new free roaming environment in Need For Speed Undercover where you'll be able to piss off cops to your hearts content. Within Tri City Bay you'll find smaller areas such as Palm Harbor, Port Crecent, Gold Coast Mountains, and Sunset Hills. Black Box also promises that Tri City Bay will be the largest NFS world ever constructed - 100 miles of open road. You'll be able to pick up the game November 18th in North America and November 21st in Europe.
I'm gonna sound old fashion here, but I miss single tracks in racing games. For example SSX Tricky. Where you had individual tracks. Each with their own name and theme. The original Need for Speed, which appeared on 3DO, PC and PSone had cross country racing. You'd race from one point to another. Each track had a name. You never saw the same scenery twice. That sense of discovery was exciting.
Nowadays, it's all about one world or mountain (SSX3 which ruined the franchise) or city to race on. The surprise is gone. The city is all there open to everyone. I know I'm dating myself here, but I had more fun playing those games. Honestly for me. It's not so much about racing. I want like driving sims and I want a SSX style snowboarding game. Where it's crazy and unrealistic.
I also want no more generic licensed rock music on racers and fighters ever again! Except on all those silly music games. Because that makes sense. Developers, stop making soundtracks for the tween market. I want more original music and some electronic style music. Wipeout HD is a good example of feeling old school, but making it modern.