PS Vita Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the same as console release

Speaking during an interview with, Criterion’s Matt Webster confirmed that the PlayStation Vita version of Need for Speed: Most Wanted is on par with its console counterparts.

Webster revealed that the handheld version of the adrenaline-fuelled racer is “exactly the same game” as the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions, including the “same big open-world…same cars…same Autolog features and the same competition.”

“We’re really, really thrilled with what we’ve managed to do on Vita,” he said. “It’s coming along really well.”

The PS Vita version also features cross-platform functionality. For example, any Speed Points earned on the handheld version can be transferred to other versions of the game, and vice-versa.

“The important thing is that any Speed Points that I earn on the Vita or on console or PC or iOS or Android, everything is aggregated into the Most Wanted list, and that’s how you compete to be Most Wanted amongst your friends.”

One area that differs on PS Vita however is the number of online players supported. The console releases pack 12-players, while Sony’s handheld can only handle 4-players.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted is due out in the U.S. on October 30 and in Europe on November 2.