Criterion has released details of Autolog 2.0, a network that connects online friends allowing them to compete in head-to-head races and easily compare their stats. The service first shipped with Criterion’s take on Hot Pursuit in 2010, and the service will get lots of new features when Need For Speed: Most Wanted launches later this year.
Autolog 2.0 will record everything you do in the game, and it will broadcast this in the form of a ‘Live Feed’ that “pulls all the biggest news from your friends’ games and invites you to do better”. The service automatically highlight your greatest victories on your friends’ Autolog Walls.
There will also be a greater degree of personalisation, allowing you to target which of your friends you really want to beat and customise the recommendations it makes. You can even turn down “the volume on a particular friend and focus the action on someone you absolutely must beat.”
Autolog will also be more integrated into the game’s open world environment. As you drive around the city, Autolog will inform you of your friends’ current records and the times you have to beat.
For a full list of Autolog 2.0 features check out the official Need For Speed website.
Need For Speed: Most Wanted is out on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on November 2 in Europe and October 30 in the US.